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North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 


The United Methodist Church 

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Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828-1939 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837-1844 
The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1 845-1 939 
Blue Ridge — Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1 879-1 939 
Eastern District, North Carolina — Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, The 
Methodist Church, 1940-1967 


The Sixteenth Session of The United Methodist Church and the One Hundred 

Eighth Session of the oldest constituent member 
Conference of United Methodism in the North Carolina Conference. 
Held at Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina 

June 5-9, 1983 

WILLIAM R. CANNON, Presiding Bishop 

L.T. WILSON, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by: L.T. Wilson 

Editorial Assistant: Doris Thomerson 

Printed by: Walker Ross Printing Company Rocky Mount 

PRICE: $5.00 


SECTION I - Annual Conference Officers and Structure 

Conference Officers & Conference Council on Ministries 1 

The Conference Cabinet Directory 2 

Historical Statement and Sessions of the Annual Conference 3 

Rules of Order and Procedures 4 

SECTION II - Conference Organization and Personnel 

Committee of the 1983 Annual Conference 9 

General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates 10 

Quaarennial Committees 1980-1984 11 

District Boards of Church Locations and Building 17 

District Committees on the Ministry 18 

District Councils on Ministry 19 

Lay Members Attending the 1983 Annual Conference 25 

Roll of Diaconal Ministers 44 

Roll ana Pastoral Records of Conference 

Members in Full Connection 46 

Record of Associate Members 70 

Record of Probationary Members 70 

Record of Local Pastors 72 

Conference Directory (Alphabetical) 74 

Widows of Deceaseu Ministers 136 

SECTION III - Conference Proceedings 

Conference Daily Agenda 139 

Daily Minutes 144 

Business of the North Carolina Annual Conference 

(Disciplinary Questions) 179 

Appointments for 1983 - 1984 194 

Certificates of Consecration and Ordination 210 

SECTION IV - In Memoriam 

In Memorian 211 

Memoirs 213 

SECTION V - Conference Reports, Legislation and Resolutions 

Agency Reports 239 

SECTION VI - Board of Operations and Treasurer's Report 

SECTION VII - Statistics 




Bishop William R. Cannon, A.B., B.D., Ph.D., D.D. 

LLD. L.H.D., Litt.D., S.T.D., D.C.L D.Lit. 

Presiding Bishop 


Members of the Conference Cabinet— 1 983-1 984 
Seated left to right: J. Thomas Smith, Joseph B. Bethea, Bishop 
William R. Cannon, Barney L. Davidson, Jack L. Hunter, Charles H. 
Mercer; Standing left to right: William W. Sherman, Charles M. 
Smith, J. Malloy Owens, Ernest R. Porter, J.C.P. Brown, Kermit L. 
Braswell, Vernon C. Tyson, J. B. Parvin, Herman S. Winberry. Not 
pictured, Simeon F. Cummings, Assistant to the Cabinet. 

The Conference Council on Ministries 
Seated left to right: R.L Baldridge, Ernest R. Porter, Michael W. 
Safley; Standing: A.P. Hill, Charles V. Bryant, W. Allen Wentz. Not 
Pictured, W.L. Norton, Jr. 

Conference Secretary 


District Superintendent Host 

Conference Host 



Local Committee on Entertainment 

Standing left to right: Dr. John K. Bergland. Executive Vice President 
Methodist Foundation Inc., Mr. Herb Stout, Assistant Treasurer- 
Business Manager, N.C. Conference; Seated: Mr. Charles K. 
McAdams, Treasurer-Business Manager, N.C. Conference 

Delegates To General Conference 

Delegates To Jurisdictional Conference 






William R. Cannon Resident Bishop 

Room 205 Methodist Building 
Telephone 832-9560 

Joseph B. Bethea Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

and Director Ministerial Relations 
Room 213 Methodist Building 
Telephone 832-9560 

L. T. Wilson Secretary 

P.O. Box 7116 

Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Telephone 443-5483 

Assistant Secretaries: Jack Williams, Emerson Thompson, 
A. Kimsey King, Mrs. Robbie Barrett, Gil Wise 

D.D. Traynham Statistician 

Route 2, Box 196 

Rockingham, N.C. 28379 

Telephone 895-3746 

Charles K . McAdams Treasurer-Business Manager 

Room 116 Methodist Building 
Telephone 832-9560 

Assistant Treasurer-Business Manager. .. .Herb Stout 

Richard W. Pearce Lay Leader 

Methodist College 

Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 

Telephone 488-7110 

Associate Conference Lay Leaders. .W.E . Hammond, Miss Dotsy Reynolds 

Mrs. Catherine Vick President, United Methodist Women 

213 Dunhagen Place, 
Cary, N.C. 27511 

J. Allen Norris President, United Methodist Men 

621 N. Main Street 
Louisburg, N.C. 

Becky Auman President, United Methodist Youth 

371 Hillcrest Drive 
Henderson, N.C. 27536 


Executive Director Ernest R. Porter 

Associate Director for Missions and Stewardship A. P. Hill 

Associate Director for Evangelism and Church Growth Charles V. Bryant 

Associate Director for Christian Nurture and Leadership 

Development Robert L. Baldridge 

Associate Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries. . .Michael W. Safley 

Associate Director for Camping and Children's Ministries. W. Allen Wentz,Jr. 

Associate Director, Communications 

Address and Telephone Number for Above: P. 0. Box 10955, The Methodist 
Building, 1307 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27605, (919) 832-9560 


1URIINQT0N: ^Barney L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt Drive, 

Burlington, N.C. 27215 584-7959 

DURHAM: Charles H. Mercer, 1002 W. Knox St., Durham, N.C. 27701 682-6439 

ELIZABETH CITY^Kermit L. Braswell, P.O. Box 1662 

. Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 335-2415 

FAYETTEVILLE: Herman S. Winberry, 1911 Raeford Road, 

Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 485-2734 

G0LDSB0R0: Charles M. Smith, Box 1516, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 734-5324 

GREENVILLE :,/J.B. Parvin, 101 Martinsborough Road, 

Greenville, N.C. 27834 756-3918 

NEW BERN:l^J. Malloy Owen, III, 1503 Kimberly Road, 

New Bern, N.C. 28560 637-4600 

RALEIGH: M. Thomas Smith, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, N.C. 27605 832-9560 

ROCKINGHAM/ William W. Sherman, P.O. Box 639, 

Rookingham, N.C. 27839 895-6998 

ROCKY MOUNT v Jack L. Hunter, 3621 Sheffield Drive, 

Rooky Mount, N.C. 27801 443-5540 

SANFORD: J.C.P. Brown, 905 Spring Lane, Sanford, N.C. 27330 775-7041 

WILMINGTON :\/Vernon C. Tyson, 2201 Lynwood Drive, 

Wilmington, N.C. 28403 762-0400 


Simeon F. Cummings 521-8600 

P.O. Box 725, Pembroke, N.C. 28372 


Archives and History 

Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Church and Society 

Diaconal Ministry 

Disability, Joint Committee on 


Equitable Salaries 


Finance and Administration 

Health and Welfare 

Higher Education 

Higher Education, NC State Commission 


Methodist Foundation 

Ministerial Evaluation Committee 

J. Malloy Owen, III 

Vernon C. Tyson 

Vernon C. Tyson 

James C. P. Brown 

William W. Sherman, Jr. 

Barney L. Davidson 

J. B. Parvin 

J. Thomas Smith 

Charles H. Mercer 

Charles M. Smith 

J. Malloy Owen, III 

J. Malloy Owen, III 

Herman S. Winberry 

Barney L. Davidson 

Barney L. Davidson 

Jack L. Hunter 

Charles M. Smith 

Ordained Ministry 

Pastoral Care Committee 

Parsonage Committee 


Religion and Race 

Status and Role of Women 



Bishop's Seminar on the Ministry 

Educational Opportunities 

Insurance Committee 

Cenfertnoe Summer School Committee 

J. B. Parvin 

Charles M. Smith 
Jack L. Hunter 

James C. P. Brown 

Charles H. Mercer 

Kermit L. Braswell 

W. W. Sherman, Jr. 

James C. P. Brown 

J. B. Parvin 

Herman S. Winberry 

Jack L. Hunter 

Charles M. Smith 

Kermit L. Braswell 

Kermit L. Braswell 
J. Thomas Smith 

Kermit L. Braswell 

J. Thomas Smith 
W. W. Sherman, Jr. 


The Methodist Foundation, Inc., Sidney L. Gulledge, Jr., Pres.- Dr. John K. 
Bergland, Exec. V.P. for Planned Giving, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

The Methodist Home for Children; Rev. Rufus H. Stark, Executive Director, 
1001 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone 833-2834 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.; Donald Penley, Executive Director, 
2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, Telephone:Study : 383-2567 

Methodist Retirement Home in Durham; Dr. Kimsey King, Administrator, 2620 
Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: 383-2567 

Methodist Retirement Home in Lumberton, Rev. Paul Bunn, Administrator, 503 
W. 32nd St., Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: 738-9691 

L§ui§6ufi Cellii©; Dr. J. Allen Norris, President, Louisburg, NC 27549, 
Telephone: 496-2521 

Methodist College; Dr. M. Elton Hendricks, President, Fayetteville, NC 
28301, Telephone: 488-7110 

Wesleyan College; Dr. Bruce Petteway, President, Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
Telphone: 442-7121 



The North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is composed 

(1) The eastern portion of the former North Carolina Conference of The 
Methodist Protestant Church. 

(2) The former North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church 

(3) The coastal region of the former Blue-Ridge Atlantic Conference of The 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

(4) The Eastern District, North Carolina- Virginia Conference, Central 


Th§ erfanising dates of the four former Conferences were as follows: 

(1) The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Protestant Ghureh 181S, 
at Whitaker's Chapel in Halifax County, North Carolina. 

(2) The North Carolina Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South 
1837, at Petersburg, Virginia. 

(3) The Blue Ridge-Atlantic Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, 1879, at Greensboro, North Carolina, first named Southern 
Central Conference; two years later, 1881, renamed Blue Ridge-Atlantic 

(4) The Eastern District North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference was 
organized at a special session on August 11, 1964, at Bennett College, 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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Chapel Hill 






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L. T. Wilson 


Section I: Rules of Order 

1. Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to any situation not covered by 
these rules. 

2. A member may speak out only once on any one motion until all who desire 
to speak have done so; and then he may speak only one additional time. 

3. The chairperson of an agency ( or someone designated by him) shall be 
allowed to speak last on his report even though the previous questions 
have been ordered. 

4. Speeches shall be limited to ten (10) minutes except by consent of the 

5. If any part of these rules conflict with lh& Book of. Discipline £f £Jl£ 
United Methodist Chu rch , the Discipline shall prevail. 

6. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church shall apply to the Annual 
Conference as regularly scheduled and to all called sessions of the 

Section II: Voting 

1. Voting shall be by "yes or no" or by a "show of hands" or by "standing" 
at the discretion of the chair. 

2. A count vote may be ordered or called by any member of the conference 
supported by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. The 
results of a count vote shall be printed in the Journal. The chair may 

eall for a oount vote if he is in doubt as to the outcome of the vote. 
3. All votes shall be cast in the bar of the conference. The bar of the 
eenfgreno© shall be determined by the conference at the beginning of the 
first session. 

leetion III: Election of Delegates to General and Jurisdictional 

1. The election of clerical delegates shall be by the "Roman Ballot." (Each 
person eligible to vote shall write his selection of names to the number 
of names ordered by the chair on a secret ballot, without prior 
nomination, with balloting to continue until a majority is received by 
sufficient persons to fulfill the needed number of delegates.) 

2. a. Any lay person who is a member of United Methodist Church of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference who wishes to be a nominee may 
submit a resume, not to exceed 200 words. Resumes may also be 
submitted on behalf of a prospective nominee. 

b. Consent of the nominee should be obtained after the nominee has been 
informed of the duties of a delegate. 

c. Any lay member of the Church may be voted for whether a resume is 
submitted or not. 

d. Resumes should be mailed to the Conference Lay Leader by April 1, 

e. The list of nominees and their resumes will be prepared and 
distributed by the Conference Board of Lay Life and Work at the 
Distriot Briefings or be mailed with the Book of Reports. 

3. The election of lay delegates shall be by the "Roman Ballot," as above. 
Eleotors may vote for any eligible person, whether nominated as above or 

4. All votes shall be cast upon the official ballots authorized by the 

5. Ballots shall be numbered consecutively and only ballots with the number 
announced by the chair shall be valid. Defaced ballots will not bi 
valid. (If a member defaces a ballot, he may exchange it for a new one 
at the secretary's desk.) 

6. Each member will place his own ballot in the ballot box held by a 

7. Different colored ballots will be provided for lay and clerical members. 

8. The names of persons receiving less than ten votes shall not be reported 
to the Conference. 

9. Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be elected. 

Section IV: Conference Structure 

1. The Bishop and Cabinet shall determine the size of and nominate the 
members of all Boards, Divisions, Commissions, and Committees authorized 
by the General Conference, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, 
and this Annual Conference, except in those cases where the Discipline 
or the Annual Conference directs otherwise. 

2. Near the end of each quadrennium, the heads of all ieardg, Bivigi§ng, 
Commissions, and Committees shall submit a list of qualified, suggested 
nominees to the Bishop and the Cabinet for their consideration in the 
formation of new Boards, Divisions, Commissions, and Committees. 

3. Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval of the 
Annual Conference. 

1. At the beginning of each quadrennium all Boards, Divisions, Commissions, 
and Committees shall elect their officers only after all their members 
have been notified of the organizational meeting. A member of the 
Cabinet or the Conference Staff (designated by the Cabinet) shall serve 
as the convening officer for the organizational meeting. 
All elections in the Boards and Agencies of the North Carolina Annual 
Cenferenoe shall be by Roman Ballot, that is, without nomination and by 
ballot of those present and eligible to vote. 

The presiding Bishop be requested to announce the Cabinet assignments to 
the various Boards and Agencies at some point during the Annual 

Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, divisions, 
commissions, and committees shall be 8 years, with exoeption of the 
Board of Laity where tenure shall be six years for members and four 
years for the Conference Lay Leader. (The Conference Lay Leader may 
serve also the unexpired term of his predecessor.) 

5. The Conference structure is that which was determined by the 1969 Annual 
Conference (Pages 212-217) and as amended by the Special Session of 

Febrary 21, 1970 (Pages 110-117), the 1972 Annual Conference (Pages 
308-311), and the 1976 Annual Conference. 

6. The offices of Conference Secretary and Statistician shall be as 
determined by the 1973 Annual Conference (Pages 289-290). 

The Seoretary: The secretary of the Annual Conference shall be elected 

quadrennially, at the first session of the Conference after the meeting 

of the General Conference; and on nominations arising from the floor. 

Assistance Secretaries: The secretary shall nominate his assistant! and 

the Conference shall elect. 

Statisticians: There shall be a conference statistician and an assistant 

statistician. The statistician shall be elected quadrennially at the 

first session after the meeting of the General Conference. The 

assistant statistician shall be elected annually upon nomination by the 


Conference Stenographers: The conference secretary shall employ the 

conference stenographers. 

Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall determine 

subject to the approval of the Conference, the compensation given 

officers for their services and also, the method and amount for meeting 

expenses of said officers. The Conference Treasurer shall pay these 


7. Committees and Boards: 

a. The Conference Board of Trustees shall be required to meet at least 
once a year other than the regular meeting at the session of the 
Annual Conference. 

b. There shall be a Program Committee of the Conference consisting of 
the Resident Bishop, the Conference Secretary, the host District 
Superintendent, and the pastor of the host church, and the Conference 
Lay Leader, the Conference President of the U.M.W., the U.M.Y.F., and 
the Director of the Conference Council on Ministries. They shall 
determine the compensation and expense for invited speakers and this 
shall be paid from the conference expense fund. 

c. There shall be an Entertainment Committee composed of three ministers 
and three laypersons. The Committee shall be elected at the first 
session of the Annual Conference in the quadrennium. The Committee 
Shall receive Invitations and recommend to the Annual Conference the 
place and method of entertaining the Annual Conference. 

(1) The Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College and N.C. 
Wesleyan College on alternating years (held at Methodist College 
until Wesleyan has an auditorium; except as such times that a 
local church or other institution wishes to host Annual 
Conference as a part of a special celebration in the life of the 

(2) The cabinet will designate a district each year on a rotating 
basis as the host district which will be responsible for ushers, 
flowers, and other related items of hospitality. 

d. There shall be a Committee on Memoirs composed of the Conference 
Secretary, and the District Superintendents. They are charged with 
the responsiblity of providing for all details of the memorial 
§epvie§. The Conference Seoretary shall serve as its Chairperson. 

e. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year fe§ 
examine the daily minutes of the sessions of the Conference and report 
daily to the Conference. 

f. There shall be a Committee on Appeals appointed quadrennially, 
composed of five members whose duties shall be to hear appeals from 
the deoislons of the several District Boards of Church Location and 
Buildings, or any other questions that may properly come before it. 

g. There shall be a Committee on Rules which shall provide to the 
Conference a document of Rules of Order and Procedure and the policies 
and standing rules and structure that the Conference from time to time 
shall adopt for its functioning. This document shall be presented to 
each Annual Conference. 

h. There shall be constituted a Committee on Courtesies and Introductions 
annually, at the first session of the Conference. 

Seotlon V: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference Treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing funds 
from our Conference shall be required to make audited statements 
annually, and to print the same in the Journal. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present their report to 
the Annual Conference only after all other committees, commissions, 
divisions, boards, and agencies having claims on the budget have 
presented their report. 


3. Eaoh District Superintendent shall furnish the Conference Treasurer as 
early as possible following the completion of the Charge Conferences in 
effioial oopy of the acceptances of the Single Figure Askings and a 
schedule of the salaries of pastors as set by the Charge Conferences. 
The Conference Treasurer shall furnish this information to other 
agencies who have need of it. The Statistician shall use this report in 
oompiling his report to the Annual Conference. (See also Section VII, 
Paragraph 2) . 

Seotion VI: Reports, Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Report 

1. All reports, recommendations, and resolutions to be inoluded in the leek 
of Reoommendations shall be sent to the Conference Secretary, 
typewritten and in triplicate, on or before the date approved for §u@h 
by the Council on Ministries and published in the conference calendar. 

2. Resolutions presented to the Annual Conference affecting the structure, 
policy, and function of any board or agency of the Annual Conference 
shall be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretary with copies 
for all the lay and clerical members of the Conference. The resolution 
shall be presented to the Annual Conference on one day and considered 
the next day. No resolutions shall be distributed later than the third 
night of the Annual Conference. None can be considered later than the 
fourth night of the Conference. 

3. Motions presented to the Annual Conference and amendments to motions 
shall be in writing (in triplicate) and placed in the hands of the 
Conferenoe Seoretary prior to or when presented or immediately 

Seotion VII: Pastor's Report to The Annual Conference: Statistics 

1. Table I and Table II shall be submitted to the Conference Statistician 
one week following the close of the financial books of the Annual 

2. Final remittances for the current calendar year shall be made to the 
Conference Council on Finance and Administration. 

3. Each table of the report shall be filled out by individual churches. 

4. Table II shall be made out in even dollars only. 

5. Tables I and II shall be printed the Conference Journal with individual 
church reports and charge totals as compiled by the Conference 
Statistician from the pastor's reports. 

Seotion VIII: The Conference Journal 

1. The Conference Secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of 
editing and making contracts for the publication of the Conference 
Journal , in keeping with regulations of the General Conference and of 
the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. The editor shall have full 
authority to eendsnse reports, memoirs, and other papers when necessary. 

2. One complimentary copy of the Conference Journal shall be sent to each 
of the following: the conference claimants, Lay members of the 
Conference Boards, the educational and church-related institutions of 
the North Carolina Conference, and Lay Delegates to Annual Conferenoe. 
The Conference Secretary shall have discretionary authority to send 
copies to such other institutions and agencies of the General Chureh as 
he may deem advisable. Three copies shall be sent to each pastor 
without charge. All other copies shall be sold at $5.00 each. Monies 
accruing from the sale of the Journal shall be deposited with the 
Conference Treasurer and credited to the Journal Account. 

3. That the Conference return to the policy of publishing a one volume 
Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference each year. 

Section IX: Districts 

1. The number of districts shall be twelve. 

2. Any change in the number of Districts shall be approved at one Annual 
Conferenoe to take effect at the next Annual Conference. A majority may 
change the number of Districts. 

3. A distriot conference may be held annually in each district when 
authorized by the Annual Conference. 

4. The District President, Sub-district presidents, and the local church 

presidents of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship shall be delegates 
to the District Conference, in addition to those named by the 1971 
5. The district lay leaders shall be elected annually by the Annual 
Conference on nomination of the District Superintendent and the 
Conference Lay Leader. 

Section X: Amendments 

These rules of order and prodedure may be amended by a two-thirds vote on 
the next day a proposed amendment has been presented in writing, providing 
that the rule governing the manner in which the number of districts may be 
changed cannot be amended until the next Annual Conference. 

Section XI: When the Rules Become Effective 

These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Confaranee 
shall become effective immediately upon passage by the vote of the majority 
of the Conference. 

James H. Coile, Chairperson 
L. T. Wilson, Secretary 



Conference Organization and Personnel 
Committees of the 1983 Annual Conference 



Area Bishop William R. Cannon 

Conference Secretary L. T. Wilson 

Conference Lay Leader and Host Richard W. Pearce 

District Superintendent Host Jack L. Hunter 

Chairperson, Local Committee on Entertainment W. P. Lowdermilk 

President, UMM J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

President, UMW Mrs. Catherine Vick 

President, UMFY Becky Auman 

Executive Director, COM Ernest R. Porter 


E. R. Porter, Charles M. Smith, J. Paul Edwards, L.T. Wilson 


Jack L. Hunter, Chairperson, Dr. Robert Frazier, Bruce Taylor 


Burlington, Bill Cottingham; Durham, William Haddock; Elizabeth City, 
Irving E. Cook; Fayetteville, Paul D. Granger; Goldsboro, James H. Coile; 
Greenville, Ellis Bedsworth; New Bern, Richard A. Stanley; Raleigh, Kenneth 
B. Sexton; Rockingham, William C. Simpson; Rocky Mount, Rick Moser; 
Sanford, Barry Lane; Wilmington, J. Herbert Waldrop, Jr. 


Principals: Albert Shuler, F. 0. Fitzgerald, Fred Davis, J. B. Parvin, K. 
J. Wilson, T. W. Owen, Ben C. Rouse 
Reserves: Christian White, B. H. Wilson, III 


The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 


Angus McKay Cameron, Chairperson 

Mrs. Hazel Collier, Chairperson; Ray Gooch 


Thomas A. Collins, Chairperson 

CLERICAL: E.M. Thompson, Judi J. Smith, James C.P. Brown, Robert McKenzie 

LAY: Mrs. R. B. Guthrie, Mrs. Joseph R. Bryant, Hubert Willis, Mrs. William 
A. Ivey 


Chief Lay Teller Matthew E. Perry 

District Group A Group B 

Burlington Carolyn Bean Bill Sims 

Durham Tacoma O'Connor Ernest Wendell 

Elizabeth City 




New Bern 



Rocky Mount 



Robert L. Turner 
Mrs. Robert Townsend 
Matthew E. Perry 
Mrs. Jean Jordan 
Nat Dixon 
Bruce Hargrove 
Mrs. Chris McEwen 
Ruby Finch 
Bill Tompkins 
Roy Walton 

Elgin W. White 
John Pat McCall 
Floyd Evans 
Clara Jane Hardee 
Dan Ewing 
Mary Lee Johnson 
Herbie Oxendine 
Mrs. Relfe Edwards 
Mrs. Marjorie Mann 
Mrs. Linda F. Bethea 

Chief Clerical Teller Rev. Carson 0. Wiggins 



Elizabeth City 




New Bern 



Rocky Mount 



Terry Bryant 
Vassar Jones 
Charles M. Hackett 
Tom Melvin 
Michael Hobbs 
Don P. Lee 
Richard Stanlet, Jr. 
Carson 0. Wiggins 
Sam Wynn 
George Speake 
John Dutton 
Jo-Ann Oulton 

Henry Grant 
Charles Hutchinson 
Charles E. McKenzie 
Albert Sohuler 
Joseph Lister 
Lynwood Boyette 
Penny Dollar 
Jimmy Williams 
Robert Mangum 
Woody Davis 
Stephen Hall 
John S. Paschal 


I.Joseph B. Bethea - P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
2. William W. Sherman - P.O. Box 639, Rockingham, NC 28379 
3. Ruth Harper - 1200 McDonald Ave., Hamlet, NC 28345 
4. Reginald W. Ponder - 1304 Western Ave., Rocky Mount, NC 27801 
5. Wallace H. Kirby - 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603 
6. Dennis M. Campbell - Divinity School, Duke, Durham, NC 27706 
7.F. Belton Joyner, Jr. - 1108 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701 
8.Kermit R. Braswell - P.O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
9. Sam W. Dixon - P.O. Box 36, Swepsonville, NC 28359 
10. Charles H. Mercer - 1002 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701 


1.J. Allen Norris, Jr. - 621 N. Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549 
2. Charles K. McAdams - 6916 Fernhill Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612 
3. Richard W. Pearce - 5016 Duban Avenue, Orlando, Fla. 38212 
4. Catherine Vick - 213 Dunhagen Place, Cary, NC 27511 
5. Ruth L. Cade - 5325 Maryland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
6. Wade H. Pierce - 4419 Mockingbird Lane, Wilmington, NC 28403 
7. Margaret R. Saunders - Rt. 4, Box 724, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 
8. Nelson Gibson, Jr. - P.O. Box 66, Gibson, NC 28343 
9. Ann G. Collins - 1200 Manchester Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 
10. John M. Meares.Sr. - 1006 Pond St., Cary, NC 27511 


11. Vernon C. Tyson - 2201 Lynnwood Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403 

12. Simeon F. Cummings - P.O. Box 725, Pembroke, NC 28372 

13. James H. Coile - Rt. 6, Box 200, Goldsboro, NC 27530 

14. William Presnell - P.O. Box 444, Maxton, NC 28364 

15. Jack L. Hunter - 3621 Sheffield Dr., Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

16.Rufus Stark - 3600 Carolyn Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 

17. Paul Mickey - 2617 McDowell Rd., Durham, NC 27705 

18. J. Thomas Smith - P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

19. Ernest R. Porter - P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

20. Helen Crotwell - Rt. 2, Box 496, Wake Forest, NC 27587 

21. J. Malloy Owen - P.O. Box 2425, New Bern, NC 28560 



H.Mollye H. Briley - P.O. Box 843, Lumberton, NC 28358 

12.Robby Lowery - 1010-12 Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

13. Becky Auman - 371 Hillcrest Dr., Henderson, NC 27536 

14. Bruce Hargrove - 1115 Kitt Place, Raleigh, NC 27610 

15.Dotsy Reynolds - 403 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC 28379 

16. Robert C. Frazier, Sr. - 215 Grace Dr., Wilson, NC 27893 

17. Roy Turnage - 710 E. 2nd St., Ayden, NC 28513 

18. Tibbie Roberts - 2004 Shepard St., Morehead City, NC 28577 

19. Carolyn High - P.O. Box 707, Whiteville, NC 28472 

20. Mildred P. Fry - 2701 Hazelwood Dr., Raleigh, NC 27608 

21. Elizabeth Mitchell - 622 Wimbleton Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 


22. Albert Schuler - 3212 McChoen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301 
23. Tom Collins - 4801 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 
24. Herman Winberry - 1911 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28305 
25. Harold Leatherman - P.O. Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28379 
26. Charles M. Smith - P.O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27530 


22. Ernie Wendell - 1308 Kent St., Durham, NC 27707 
23-Alphonso Henry - P.O. Box 1293, Hamlet, NC 28345 
24.Marjorie Overman - 323 E. Cavanaugh St., Wallace, NC 28466 
25. Mary Whanger - 1712 Woodburn Road, Durham, NC 27705 
26. Randolph Few - 1502 Moreland Ave., Durham, NC 27707 



Chairperson, Robert E. Smith; Vice-Chairperson, Reginald Ponder; Secretary, 

Nathan Byrd: CLERGY 1976-Reginald Ponder, 1980 - C.Franklin Grill, 

1980-Nathan Byrd. LAY 1976-Clifton W. Everett, 1981-Ronnie M. Mitchell, 
1980-Robert E. Smith 


Chairperson, J. Allen Norris, Jr.; Vice-President, Charles Pollock; 

Secretary, Alice Scott: CLERGY 1976-Christian White, 1980- Charles L. 

Pollock, 1982-Warren B. Petteway. LAY 1976-S. Bruce Petteway, 1976-Dr. 
Alice Scott, 1980-J. Allen Norris, Jr. 


Chairperson, Ralph L. Fleming; Vice-Chairperson, James L. Jacobs; 
Secretary, Earl G. Dulaney 

Burlington - 1982 - Terry A. Bryant; Durham - 1976 - Ralph L. Fleming; 
Elizabeth City - 1982 - Robert M. Poulk; Fayetteville - 1983 - Paul T. 
Stallsworth; Goldsboro - 1983 - James L. Bryan; Greenville - 1982 - Thomas 
D. Hoogerland; New Bern - 1982 - Mark H. Kennedy; Raleigh - W. Joseph 
Mann; Rockingham - 1980 - Jerry Lowry; Rocky Mount - 1981 - Mrs. Minnie 
Vick; Sanford - 1983 - Mrs. Glenn Stevens; Wilmington - 1980 - Cleo 
McCranie; At Large - 1980 - Pat Buie, Hubert Willis, Jeff Ludeke; 
Ex-Officio, Earl G. Dulaney (Secretary) 


Chairperson, Steven A. Hickle; Vice-Chairperson, Jack M. Benfield; 
Secretary, Betty Bryant 

Burlington - 1977 - Steven A. Hickle, 1983 - Lillian Cable ; Durham -1983- 
Mrs. Rhett Chamberlain, 1981 - Lawrence E. Lugar; Elizabeth City - 1979 - 
Mrs. Gaston Small, 1980 - Raymond K. Wittman; Fayetteville - 1983 - Guy V. 


Soule, Jr., 1977 - Mrs. David Edwards; Goldsboro - 1976 - Mrs. C. W. 
Twiford, 1983 - W. Rickman Pinner; Greenville - 1980 - Wyatt Brown, 1982 - 
Susan Lynn Pate; New Bern - 1983 - Mary Emma Bizzell , 1981 - Richard A. 
Stanley; Raleigh - 1980 - Jack M. Benfield, 1980 - Myron C. Banks; 
Rockingham - 1978 - C.H. Mewborn, 1980 - Betty Bryant; Rocky Mount - 1979 
Robert W. Morgan, 1980 - Joseph W. Watson; Sanford - 1977- Mrs. M. D. Yow, 

1982 - Jan Fogleman; Wilmington - 1980 - J. S. Huggins, 1978 - LeRoy Mintz; 
At Large - 1976 - Kathryn B. Royster, 1980 - Alma McRae, 1980 - Mabel 
Cummings, 1980 - Mrs. John M. Cline, 1980 - Kate Cooper, 1980 - B. Fallon 
Melvin, 1976 - Janice Cannon, 1980 - Hughes Locklear, 1980 - W. Watson 
Hopkins, 1980 - William E. Horner, 1980 - Ashley Futrell, 1980 - Dr. Harry 


Chairperson-R. Bruce Pate; Vice-Chairperson -Milton Hadley; Secretary -Mrs. 
Donald Hayman 

Burlington - 1978 - H. N. Ward, Jr., 1980 - Carolyn Crabtree; Durham -1980- 
R. Bruce Pate, 1980 - Doris McAdams; Elizabeth City - 1983 - W. Edward 
Barber, 1980 - Mrs. J. Reginald Capps; Fayetteville - 1980 - Gladys 
Preston, 1981 - Richard A. Vaughan; Goldsboro - 1980 - Daniel M. Forbes, 
1980 - Sam Stallings; Greenville - 1980 - Linville Midgette, 1982 - Jesse 
C. Staton, Jr.; New Bern - 1980 - Mrs. Grier L. Garrick, 1983 - Bruce D. 
Taylor; Raleigh - 1976 - W. M. Jeffries, 1980 - William L. Bingham; 
Rockingham - 1980 - Ruth M. Haynes, 1983 - Carolyn Gibson; Rocky Mount - 
1980 - Rick A. Moser, 1980 - Ken Ripley, Jr.; Sanford - 1983 - Mary Bruton, 

1983 - John H. Dutton, Jr.; Wilmington - 1983 - Jo Ann Oulton, 1982 - Mrs. 
Sherrod Widener; At Large - 1980 - Joy B. Locklear, Henry Barnett, Edward 
Anglin, Virginia Hodges, Tom Shutt, June Bess, Mrs. Donald Hayman, W. D. 
Aman, Jr., Charles Jenkins, Taylor Currin, Paul C. Stark; 1981 - Douglas 

(One Lay Person From Each Division) 

Chairperson - The Resident Bishop; Vice-Chairperson - Richard W. Pearce; 
Secretary - F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Burlington - 1980 - Jane Hook; Durham - 1983 - Ernest Wendell; Elizabeth 
City - 1976 - Thomas White, Jr.; Fayetteville - 1980 - Ruth 1. Cade; 
Goldsboro - 1982 - Mrs. Shelton Boyd; Greenville - 1980 - Clara Jane 
Hardee; New Bern - 1980 - Mrs. A. B. Roberts; Raleigh - 1982 - Leigh 
Taylor; Rockingham - 1980 - Donald A. Bonner; Rocky Mount - 1978 - Robert 
C. Frazier; Sanford - 1983 - Mrs. Harold Mann; Wilmington - 1980 - Ronald 
Gooden; At Large - 1980 - Jane Smith, Mrs. Robert G. Minor, Cecil Flagg 


Chairperson - James F. Coile, Vice-Chairperson - Robert K. Smith, Secretary 

- L. T. Wilson 

1976 - J. Phil Carlton; A. Kimsey King; James C. Stokes, Jr.; 1980 - James 
H. Coile; Robert K. Smith; Ex-Officio - L.T. Wilson 


Chairperson - F. Owen Fitzgerald, Vice-Chairperson - Paul G. Bunn, 
Secretary - J. K. Bostick 

At Large - 1976 - Joseph K. Bostick; 1979 - F. Owen Fitzgerald, 1976 - J. 
Nelson Gibson, Pensions - Mildred Fry, Mary L. VonCanon; Ordained Ministry 

- Paul G. Bunn, E. J. Bedsworth 


(One Person From Each District, At Least 1/3 Of Whom are in Diaconal 


Chairperson - Richard J. Williams; Vice-Chairperson - Linda Harris; 
Secretary - Judy F. Riddle 

Burlington - 1980 - Betty Williams; Durham - 1981 - James A. Auman; 
Elizabeth City - 1981 - Mrs. C. L. Saunders; Fayetteville - 1976 - T. 


Garland Knott; Goldsboro - 1976 - Richard J. Williams; Greenville - 1980- 
Lois Jane Stocks; New Bern - 1980 - Curtis Fleshman; Raleigh - 1980 - 
Robert H. Garrison; Rockingham - 1981 - Marian Smith; Rocky Mount - 1982 - 
Dennis M. Goodwin; Sanford - 1978 - A. M. Cameron; Wilmington - 1981 - Mrs. 
Richard Younts; At Large - 1980 - Linda Harris, Harold D. Jacobs, David 

Two Ex-Officio Members 

President of Christian Educator's Fellowship - M. A. Biddle 

President of Fellowship of Conference Musicians - Bill Weisser 


Chairperson - F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; Vice-Chairperson - Robert L. 
Baldridge; Secretary - Beth Norris 

Burlington - 1976 - Margaret Anne Biddle; 1981 - W. T. Cottingham; Durham - 
1976 - F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; 1982 - Polly Mixon; Elizabeth City - 1980 - 
R. D. O'Keef; 1983 - William Roper; Fayetteville - 1977 - Denny C. Wise; 
1981 - Charles Coffman; Goldsboro - 1981 - R. C. Flynn; 1982 - Mrs. Henry 
Flynn; Greenville - 1980 - Lauren Riddick, 1982 - Charles K. Moseley; New 
Bern - 1983 - Stephen E. Young, 1980 - Jack Humphrey; Raleigh - 1982 - 
Benton Hamm, John H. White; Rockingham - 1983 - Maurice E. Nason, Jr., 1980 
- Eugene W. Blackwelder; Rocky Mount - 1978 - Mrs. T. S. Shutt, 1980 - E. 
M. Thompson, Jr.; Sanford - 1980 - Mrs. Robert B. Jordan, III: 1983 - J. 
Edward Morrison; Wilmington - 1983 - Francis C. Bradshaw, 1980 - Vincent 
Revels; At Large - 1980 - Shirley Townsend, Flossie McNair, Dorothy 
Bedwell, R. L. Mears, Henry Ward Oxendine, L. J. Worthington, Beth Norris, 
Jerry Seaman, Mrs. Chris Hutchinson, Herschel Williams, EllaMulkey, Terri 
Benfield, Bill Weisser 


Chairperson - H. Langill Watson, Vice-Chairperson - J. Allen Norris, Jr., 

Secretary - Carol W. Goehring 

Laywomen - 1977 - Mrs. Charles L. Saunders, Mrs. D.K. Fry; 1980 - Mrs. 

Harold Mann 
Laymen - 1977 - Grier L. Garrick, William T. Winslow; 1980 - Richard W. 

Clergy - 1977 - Charles H. Mercer; 1980 - Joseph B. Bethea, Carol W. 

At Large - 1977 - H. Langill Watson; 1980 - Robert B. Jordan, IV, Mabel 

Cummings, Powell Osteen, J. Allen Norris, Jr., Reginald W. Ponder 
Ex-Officio - 1980 - Ruth L. Cade, Wallace H. Kirby 


(One Person From Each District: 6 Lay, 6 Clergy, One of Each From A Church 

of Less Than 200 Members) 

Chairperson - Grier Garrick; Vice-Chairperson - Wallace Ellis; Secretary 
Paul W. Boone 

Burlington - 1982 - Charles K. Morrison; Durham - 1983 - Robert L. Wallace; 
Elizabeth City - 1980 - Harvey Pence; Fayetteville - 1980 - George F. 
Blanchard; Goldsboro - 1980 - A. S. Moseley; Greenville - 1982 - N. B. 
Hill, Jr.; New Bern - 1976 - Grier L. Garrick; Raleigh - 1978 - Cecil H. 
Flagg; Rockingham - 1982 - James H. Dial; Rocky Mount - 1983 - R. Harry 
Jordan; Sanford - 1976 - Luther Broaddus, III; Wilmington - 1979 - John S. 
Paschal; Ex-Officio - 1976 - Paul W. Boone; 1981 - J.J. Williams 


Chairperson - H. Sidney Huggins, III; Vice-Chairperson - Russell Stott; 
Secretary - J. D. Teachey 

Burlington - 1978 - E. Russell Stott; 1980 - Cassandra Scarlett; Durham - 
1983 - Jack M. Hunter, 1982 - Joe Goehring; Elizabeth City - 1980 - Stuart 
Anderson, 1982 - David J. Goehring; Fayetteville - 1976 - Marcus McKnight, 

1979 - H. S. Huggins, III; Goldsboro - 1976 - J. D. Teachey, 1980 - John M. 
Roberts; Greenville - 1976 - Betty Williams, 1981 - J. W. Scott; New Bern - 

1980 - Joe Rhem Taylor, Jr., 1983 - M. Eugene Tyson; Raleigh - 1983 - 
Leonard F. Doucette, 1980- Hugh Wilson; Rockingham - 1978 - Mary Anna Gray, 


1981 - Donnie G. Davis; Rocky Mount - 1978 - Mrs. N.B. Dozier, 1983 - James 
E. Sutton; Sanford - 1976 - John McAnulty, 1981 - Travis W. Owen; 
Wilmington - 1979 - Gladys L. Barton, 1983 - J. Neal Salter, Jr.; At Large 

- 1976 - Mrs. C. Roy Miller; 1980 - Angelo Troy, Arvel Heafner, Claudia 
Mattocks, John Huston, Herbie Oxendine, Alfreda Jones, Jo Ann Huneycutt, 
Rebecca Caison, Edith Murphy, Mrs. Fred Mintz, Joel Porter 

(5 Clergy and 6 Lay Person) 

Chairperson - R. R. Few; Vice-Chairperson - Paul Edwards; Secretary - To Be 


Clergy - 1977 - C. Clyde Tucker; 1983 - James H. Bailey; 1980 - W. B. 

Petteway, J. Paul Edwards, Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. 

Lay - 1983 - Everett Blake; 1976 - Ross E. Townes, 1978 - Edward N. 

Tindell, R. R. Few; 1980 - Joseph Smith, Alice Windley 


Chairperson - Wallace H. Kirby; Vice-Chairperson - 
Secretary - Rachel T. Moser 

Burlington - 1980 - Gary Catlett; Durham - 1980 - Carlton F. Hirschi; 

Elizabeth City - 1980 - Doris Ferguson; Fayetteville - 1983 - Paul D. 

Granger; Goldsboro - 1980 - Joseph C. Parker; Greenville - 1982 - G. Lloyd 

Edge; New Bern - 1983 - Charles L. Pollock; Raleigh - 1980 - George 

Ashburn; Rockingham - 1981 - A. J. Morris; Rocky Mount - 1978 - Jean L. 

Hood; Sanford - 1983 - William H. Gattis; Wilmington - 1982 - Homer E. 
Morris; At Large - 1980 - Chris Ryan, 1981 - Wallace Kirby, Ginger Massey; 
Ex Officio - Bruce Pate, Reginald W. Ponder 


Chairperson - S. D. McMillan, Jr.; Vice-Chairperson - Robert Redmond; 
Secretary - Chester D. Brown 

Burlington - 1980 - Frances Byrd, Willard Woodard; 1981 - George W. 
Johnson; Durham - 1976 - Norman Johnson, 1980 - Brian G. Gentle, Mildred 
Teer; Elizabeth City - 1980 - Mrs. Harry Lassiter, H. T. Mullen, Jr; 1982 - 
Robert S. Pullman; Fayetteville - 1977 - Mrs. Tommy B. Upchurch; 1981 - 
Bert Isbee; 1982 - F. Odell Walker; Goldsboro - 1976 - Chester D. Brown, 
1978 - William D. McRoy, Jr., 1980 - Melba Chandler; Greenville - 1983 - 
Randall Baker, 1980 - H. Frank Brooks, 1981 - Laura Little; New Bern - 1983 

- Roger V. Elliott, 1980 - Thomas W. Pace, Larry Denning; Raleigh - 1976 - 
S. D. McMillan, Jr., Charles F. Carroll; 1980 - Mary Owens Fitzgerald; 
Rockingham - 1976 - Samuel F. Brown, 1975 - John Fletcher, 1981 - Cattie 
May Hunt; Rocky Mount - 1976 - Reese Bailey, 1980 - Ruby Shackleford, 1978 

- Robert C. Redmond; Sanford - 1983 - Thomas G. Melvin, 1980 - Mrs. W. H. 
White, Jr., 1981 - Perry Harrison; Wilmington - 1983 - William M. Wells, 
Jr., 1979 - Murrie Lee, 1980 - Lucille Whedbee; At Large - 1980 - Glenn 
Anderson, Brian Blanks 


Chairperson - Catherine Vick; Vice-Chairperson - Stanley Harrell; 
Secretary - Joyce Vereen 

At Large - 1980 - Bruce Hargrove , James R. Watkins, George Spaulding, 
Joyce Vereen; 1983 - Linda Harris, Jean Harris 

Associate Conference Lay Leaders - 1983 - W. E. Hammond, Dotsy Reynolds 
(Note: All other members of the Division of Lay Life and Work are 
Ex-Officio and are not elected by the Annual Conference.) 
District Lay Leaders - Burlington - T. Frank Bennett; Durham - W. E. 
Hammond; Elizabeth City - Charles B. Smith, Sr.; Fayetteville 
George W. Harris, Jr.; Goldsroro - Matthew E. Perry, Jr.; Greenville - O.P. 
Miller, Jr.; New Bern - Stanley Harrell; Raleigh - F. Steven Bryan; 
Rockingham - Dotsy Reynolds; Rocky Mount - Robert C. Frazier, Sr.; Sanford 

- Roy Swarringen; Wilmington - Charles Sneeden 


Charles H. Mercer; Joseph B. Bethea; James H. Miller, Jr; Susan Allred; 
Mrs. E. L. Hillman; Richard W. Pearce; H. Langill Watson 


Chairperson - Julia Williams; Vice-Chairperson - Albert F. Fisher; 
Secretary - Marjorie Overman 

Burlington - 1980 - Laura Wilson, J. D. Gwynn, 1981 - Caswell E. Shaw; 
Durham - 1976 - A. F. Fisher, 1980 - Mary Whanger, Powell Osteen; Elizabeth 
City - 1980 - Marvina Mann, Ed Barnett, 1981 - A. D. Byrd, Jr.; 
Fayetteville - 1980 - Thomas G. Holtsclaw, Eleanor Powell, Sherrill 
Williams; Goldsboro - 1978 - John D. Aycock, 1980 - Mrs. Thel Overman, M. 
Tryon George; Greenville - 1976 - Edmund S. Mann, 1980 - Mary Ann Ivey, 
1983 - H. Charles Davis; New Bern - 1980 - Mrs. Bernard Hollowell, Ralph 
Freeman, 1981 - Robert F. Bundy; Raleigh - 1980 - David E. Brownlee, Julia 
Williams, 1983 - Arture J. DeLeon; Rockingham - 1976 - James C. Lee, J. 
Nelson Gibson, 1980 - Ruth Mundy; Rocky Mount - 1980 - Reginald W. Ponder, 
Jr., Everett House, 1982 - Brent Dees; Sanford - 1983 - J. Donald Phillips, 
1980 - Mrs. Ben C. Rouse, Van R. Groce; Wilmington - 1976 - Mrs. Roger P. 
Hill, 1980 - Robert L. Dawson, 1982 - H. Fred Davis; Ex Officio - 1979 - 
Jesse V. Bone, Tibbie Roberts, Bernice Johnson, Reginald W. Ponder; At 
Large - Currency Locklear, James F. Cummings 


Appalachian State University - Rev. John Magnuson, 339A E. King Street, 

Boone, N. C. 28607, Study:(704) 264-9606, Home:(704) 264-9290 
Pembroke State University - Rev. Ray Sparrow, Pembroke State University, 

100 Breece Street, Pembroke, N.C. 28372, (704) 521-3175 
UNC-Charlotte - Rev. Ben Curry, 2600 Forest Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28211 

Study: (704) 597-2300, Home: (704) 364-9711 
East Carolina University - Rev. Dan T. Earnhardt, P.O. Box 423, Greenville, 

N.C. 27834, Study:(919) 758-2030, Home:(919) 756-2024 
UNC-Wilmington - Rev. Bob Haywood, UNC-Wilmington, P.O. Box 3725, 

Wilmington, N. C. 28406, (919) 791-4330 
A & T State University - Rev. Sadye Joyner-Milton, A & T State University, 

P.O. Box 6456, Greensboro, N.C. 27405, Study:(919) 273-5691, 

Home:(919) 621-4241 
Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State, Salem College - Rev. Douglas Fox, Campus 

Minister, Wesley Foundation, P.O. Box 7433, Winston-Salem, N.C. 

27109, Study:(919) 761-5248, Home:(919) ?23-6570 
Western Carolina University - Rev. George Weekley, P.O. Box 33, Cullowhee, 

N.C. 28723, Study:(704) 293-9214, Home:(704) 586-6730 
UNC-Chapel Hill - Rev. Manuel Wortman, 214 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, 

N.C. 27514, Study:(919) 942-2152, Home:(919) 942-3612 
NC Central University - Rev. A. G. S. Hill, N. C. Central University, P.O. 

Box 19353, Durham, N. C. 27707, (919) 688-0234 
UNC-Greensboro - Rev. K. Ronald Moss, Director, Wesley House, 1207 Walker 

Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27403, Study: (919)379-5119, Home: 

N.C. State University - Rev. W. Joseph Mann, 2501 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, 

N.C. 27607, Study:(919) 833-1861, Home:(919) 781-4908 


Chairperson, Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns - 

Ralph L. Fleming 

Clergy - 1976, Ralph L. Fleming; 1980, Rufus H. Stark, III, Robert L. 

Mangum, J. Earl Richardson 

Lay - 1976, Mrs. R. L. Jerome; 1980, Mrs. Clyde H. Dunn, Dan Vaughan; 1981, 

Mrs. Kay G. Bundy 


Chairperson, G. Robert McKenzie; Vice-Chairperson, E. Clifford Shoaf; 
Secretary, William C. Simpson 

Helen G. Crotwell, James H. Coile, Milton T. Mann, James C. Stokes, Jr., E. 
J. Bedsworth, Simeon F. Cummings, H. Arthur Phillips, Jr., R. R. 
Blankenhorn, T. M. Faggart, J. Earl Richardson, H. Langill Watson, Paul G. 
Bunn, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Ben C. Rouse, Christian White, Nathan H. Byrd, 
Carol W. Goehring, Billy F. Seate, Dennis M. Campbell, Harold F. 
Leatherman, Albert Shuler, John M. Cline, Thomas E. Loftis, Judy J. Smith 


















At Large - 1983-Jay E. Clark, 1980-Thomas S. Yow.III, R. Dennis Ricks, Jr. 


Chairperson-Norwood L. Jones, Vice-Chairperson-Lexie Ray, Secretary-Amos H. 

Clergy- 1976-Amos H. Stone, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., Edward F. Smith; Mitchell, Joseph K. Bostick; 1979-Mary L. VonCanon; 1980-Norwood 
L. Jones, Paul L. Leeland; 1983-Jullian W. Scott 

Lay - 1976-Mrs. D. K. Fry, Tom McCallum, W. B. Chalk; 1977-Lexie Ray; 
1980-Perry T. White, Cashar Evans, Mrs. L. H. Stocks; 1981-W.W. Kitchin; 
1982-M.W. Stancil 


1979-George W. Johnson, Mrs. T. Marvin Viok 
1978-Rufus Hackett, 1980-Mrs. James High 
1976-Harold Leatherman, 1979-W. D. Sabiston.III 
1977-Don Hall, Reginald W. Ponder 
1982-Ernest R. Porter, 1980-H. C. Davis 
Honorary Member - 1980 - N. E. Edgerton 


(12-30 Members, at Least 1/3 of Ethnic Minorities) 

Chairperson - Charles Myers, Vice-Chairperson - J. D. Brewington, Secretary 
Dixie Wells 

Burlington - 1981 - Randy L. Wall; Durham - 1976 - Harriett Wright, 1978 - 
Charles D. Myers, 1980 - Thelma Willard, S.T. Lloyd, Jr.; Elizabeth City - 
1980 - Frances Shannonhouse; Fayetteville - 1980 - J.D. Brewington, Gwen 
Henderson, William Watson; Goldsboro - 1980 - B. R. McCullen, 1982 - Floyd 
Evans; Greenville - 1980 - C.W. Bland, 1982 - Lynwood C. Boyette; New Bern 
- 1980 - Weldon Simpson, 1981 - Wilbur C. Teachey; Raleigh - 1980 - Jerry 
T. Smith, Joyce Jones; Rockingham - 1976 - Doris T. Chavis, 1978 - S. F. 
Cummings, 1983 - Bill James Locklear, 1980 - Robert Broady; Rocky Mount - 
1978 - Brook Patten, 1980 - Hartford Bess; Sanford - 1980 - Gracie Black, 
Emily McNeil; Wilmington - 1980 - Betty Taylor, Sally Susong, Joyce Graham, 
G. R. Massey; Ex-Officio - 1978- Charles D. Myers; Member at Large - James 
H. McCallum 


Chairperson - , Vice-Chairperson - Mollye Briley, 

Secretary - 

I. Two Clergy, one a woman and one a member of the Division of Ordained 

Ministry: 1983 - Hope Morgan Ward; 1980 - E. C. Shoaf 
II. Three Lay Men: 1982 - Henry McGill, 1983 - Charles Woodall, 1982 - Sen. 

A. D. Guy 
III. Four Lay Women: 1982 - Mary Carroll, 1983 - Linda Burton, 1982 - Velma 

Spalding, 1982 - Jeanne Rouse 
IV. Three Women with Professional Training: 1982 - Pat Faircloth, 1983 - 

Dorathy Chance, 1982 - Betty Williams 
V. Addtional Members: 

A. Cabinet Representative - J. C. P. Brown 

B. Conference Staff Member - 

C.Two women appointed by Executive Committee of UMW - Ruth L. Cade, 
Rebecca Harvin 

D.At Large Members: 1982 - Elizabeth Mitchell, 1980 - Carrie W. Parrish, 
Peggy Hickle, Mrs. W. W. Snotherly, Jr. 


Chairperson - C. Franklin Grill, Vice-Chairperson - Tom White, Secretary - 

Nell Lewis 

Burlington - 1976 - George H. Forehand, 1978 - William L. Wolfe, 1980 


Verna Rowland; Durham - 1980 - David L. Harvin, 1982 - Beth Yancey, Ernest 
J. Wendell; Elizabeth City - 1980 - Mrs. Thomas Taylor, Jack Adams, 1982 - 
Irving E. Cook; Fayetteville - 1976 - Thomas N. White, 1980 - Milton H. 
Gilbert, Kay Bundy; Goldsboro - 1976 - W. Ken McArthur, 1980 - William H. 
Farmer, 1980 - Mrs. W. J. Costin, Jr.; Greenville - 1980 - James Brewer, 
1981 - R.D. Ricks, Jr., Mrs. LeRoy Whitfield; New Bern - 1980 - Grace 
Taylor, Robert A. Mattocks, 1983 - W. Nelson Fulfordj Raleigh - 1|S1 = 
gaitn Jaokson, 1980 W. W. Austin, 1982 - Rodney G. Hamm, Rockingham - 1980 
- Lee A.Phillips, Nell Lewis, John Langley; Rocky Mount - 1980 - 
dehnny H. Branch, - 1982 - Mrs. Roy Barrow, Erwin William; Sanford - 
1980 - Mrs. Robert Miller, Mac Kirk, 1982 - G. Paul Phillips; Wilmington - 
1980 - Hazel Godwin, R. V. Carteret; 1982 - James R. Oliver; 
At Large - 1980 - Katie Webb, Sam Bridges; Ex-Officio - 1980 - C. Franklin 


Chairperson - Clifton Everett 

Term Expiring 1984 - 1976 - Mrs. Robert G. Minor, 1978 - C.H. Mercer, Billy 

M. Carden, 1979 - Clifton W. Everett 
Term Expiring 1985 - 1976 - Edith Holloman, 1978 - Walter E. Pennington, 

1980 - James R. Watkins, 1981 - Cecil Flagg 
Term Expiring 1986 - 1978 - W. D. Sabiston, III, Jerry Lowry, 1979 - Robert 

F. Bundy, 1981 - David Burns 


Cnairperson - J. Cameron West, Vice-Chairperson - Hugh H. Cameron 
Burlington - 1982 - Willie S. Teague; Durham - 1980 - Hugh H. Cameron; 
Elizabeth City - 1980 - Mrs. Joseph R. Bryant; Fayetteville - 1983 - 
Micnael H. Elliott; Goldsboro - 1981 - Mrs. Jesse Stewart; Greenville - 
1983 - Susan L. Pate; New Bern - 1983 - Don Lee Harris; Raleigh - 1980 - 
William J. Weisser; Rockingham - 1981 - Fedelia Locklear; Rocky Mount - 
1980 - Herman Allen; Sanford - 1983 - P. Mark Nanney; Wilmington - 1980 - 
Mrs. John S. Paschal; At Large - 1979 - J. Cameron West, 1980 - Marilyn 
Johnson, 1981 - Leroy Spell; Ex Officio - 1979 - John W. Ruth (Secretary) 




Clergy: Barney L. Davidson, Willie S. Teague, William L. Wolfe, David S. 

Lay: Franoea Byrd, 504 Dogwood Lane, Burlington, 27215 

T. F. Bennett, 2216 Canterbury Road, Burlington, 27215 
Marshall Cates, P. 0. Box 785, Hillsborough, 27278 


Clergy: Charles H. Mercer, Jack M. Hunter, R. Bruce Pate 

Lay: Felix Markham.IV., 1603 Sycamore Street, Durham, 27707 

Ben Mixon, 2402 Dawn Trail, Durham, 27712 

James A. Ward, Route 8, Box 281, Durham, 27704 


Clergy: Kermit L. Braswell, Irving E. Cook, Eric N. Lindblade, Jr., R. 
Keith Nanney 

Lay: Clay B. Foreman, Jr., 1808 Rivershore Rd., Elizabeth City, 27909 
Noel N. Coltrane, Jr., 318 S. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, 27909 
Nerman C. Hopkins, 903 Cedar St., Elizabeth City, 27909 
J. Stanley Peel, 1115 Park St., Elizabeth City, 27989 


Cier§y: Herman S. Wlnberry, C. Franklin Grill, John E. Harwood, Charles 
E. Sparks 

Lay: Fay A. Dawson, 1004 Beechridge Road, Fayetteville, 28301 

George W. Tinnin, 1319 Ft. Bragg Road, Fayetteville, 28305 
Henry Hackney, 324 Rainier Drive, Fayetteville, 28304 


Clergy: Charles M. Smith, Chester D. Brown, William R. Crowder, W. 

Everette Eason 
Lay: Mrs. Roger Searles, 1209 North Drive, Goldsboro, 27530 

William L. Stout, 1010 South Taylor, Goldsboro, 27530 

William T. Winslow, 511 North Andrews Avenue, Goldsboro, 27530 
Clergy: J. B. Parvin, James W. Hicks, Jr., M. Randall Baker, G. Lloyd 

Edge, Ellis J. Bedsworth 
Lay: H. Frank Brooks, 2210 Riley Road, Kinston, 28501 

J. Charles Whiteford, 1736 Beaumont Road, Greenville, 27834 

Leroy Whitfield, Box 87, Hookerton, 28538 
Clergy: J. Malloy Owen, III., Robert F. Bundy, Roger D. Cope, Wilbur C. 

Lay: William B. Chalk, 2800 Evans Street, Morehead City, 28557 

Robert H. Stephens, 504 Pollock Street, New Bern, 28560 

Paul W. Crayton, Jr., Box 2546, New Bern, 28560 
Clergy: J. Thomas Smith, D. Douglas Jessee, Wallace H. Kirby, Kenneth B. 

Sexton, Carson 0. Wiggins 
Lay: Noah W. Sites, Jr., 3320 Turnbridge Drive, Raleigh, 27609 

L. W. Aurand, 921 Trailwood Drive, Raleigh, 27608 

W. W. Austin, 3221 Birnamwood Road, Raleigh, 27607 
Clergy: William W. Sherman, Jr., Theodore V. Carter, James F. Cummings, 

Simeon F. Cummings, James C. Lee 
Lay: Gary F. Fisher, 613 Fayetteville Road, Rockingham, 28379 

J. Nelson Gibson, P.O. Box 66, Gibson, 28343 

Dannie F. Shaw, 238 McGirt Road, Laurinburg, 28352 
Clergy: Jack L. Hunter, Norwood L. Jones, James E. Sutton, George D. 

Lay: C. C. Davis, 911 Madison Street, Roanoke Rapids, 27870 

H. J. Latta, Highway 64- West, Nashville, 27856 

Dan Vaughan, 119 Wayne Street, Rocky Mount, 27801 

Clergy: James C. P. Brown, J. K. Bostick, Ben C. Rouse, William H. Gattis 
Lay: Dewey Mims, P.O. Box 476, Southern Pines, 28387 

Van R. Groce, 612 Gulf Street, Sanford, 27330 

Clergy: Vernon C. Tyson, Jo-Ann M. Oulton, G. R. Massey, L.M. Peele, Jr. 
Lay: Frank I. Ballard, Box 3667, Wilmington, 28406 

A. E. Heafner, 1701 Lincoln Road, Wilmington, 28403 

Harris Ligon, 216 Princess Street, Wilmington, 28401 

Herschel Rogers, 120 Beagle Trail, Wilmington, 28403 



BURLINGTON: Barney L. Davidson, G. Robert McKenzie, Charles K. Morrison, 
Caswell E. Shaw, Herman N. Ward, James C. Stokes, George W. Johnson, 
Samuel W. Dixon 

DURHAM: Charles H. Mercer, Brian G. Gentle, F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Dennis 
M. Campbell, David L. Harvin 

ELIZABETH CITY: Kermit L. Braswell, Richard R. Blankenhorn, Billy M. 
Carden, Carol W. Goehring, Charles E. McKenzie, E. Cliff Shoaf 

FAYETTEVILLE: Herman S. Winberry, Thomas E. Loftis, William P. Lowdermilk , 
Albert Shuler, Edward M. Gunter, W. Kenneth Hall 

G0LDB0R0: Charles M. Smith, John D. Aycock, Nancy R. Best, James R. Creech, 
James H. Coile, J. Paul Edwards, W. Rickman Pinner 

GREENVILLE: J. B. Parvin, Ellis J. Bedsworth, R. Dennis Ricks, James H. 
Bailey, H. Charles Davis, M. Dewey Tyson, Ralph E. Epps 

NEW BERN: J. Malloy Owen, III., Roger V. Elliott, J. Sidney Epperson, Mark 
H. Kennedy, Jr., Paul B. Scott, Jr., Richard A. Stanley, Jr., H. Arthur 
Phillips, Jr. 


RALEIGH: J. Thomas Smith, William J. Mann, Thomas A. Collins, Clyde H. 
Dunn, Helen G. Crqtwell, F. Owen Fitzgerald, John M. Cline 

ROCKINGHAM: William W. Sherman, Jr., Theodore V. Carter, Simeon F. 
Cummings, Ruth M. Harper, James C. Lee, William C. Simpson, Ben H. 
Wilson, III, Harold Leatherman 

ROCKY MOUNT: Jack L. Hunter, E. M. Thompson, L. T. Wilson, Rick A. Moser, 
H. Langill Watson, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr. 

SANFORD: James C. P. Brown, W. Edward Privette, William H. Gattis, Ben C. 
Rouse, J. Edward Morrison, Travis W. Owen 

WILMINGTON: Vernon C. Tyson, Milton T. Mann, H. Fred Davis, Judi J. Smith, 
M. Whit Warren, Billy F. Seate 




District Superintendent: B. L. Davidson, 3118 Truitt Dr., Burlington 27215 
COM Chairman: H. N. Ward, 130 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough 27514 
COM Vice-Chairman: S. W. Dixon, Box 36, Swepsonville 27359 
Lay Leader: T. F. Bennett, 2216 Canterbury Dr., Burlington 27215 
President UMW: Jewell Brackett, 1004 Fair St., Burlington 27215 
President UMYF: Matt Czagas, Route 9, Box 240, Burlington 27215 
Lay Rep. COM: Jane Hook, Route 4, Box 65-C, Mebane 27302 
Archives & History: S.A. Hickle, Box 457, Haw River 27258 
Church & Society: H. N. Ward, 130 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough 27278 
Communications: C. K. Morrison, 243 Harden St., Burlington 27215 
Continuing Education: G. R. McKenzie, P.O. Box 2597, Burlington 27215 
Ecumenical Affairs: T. A. Bryant, 609 Trail 2, Burlington 27215 
Education: B. Cottingham, Route 1, Box 171, Hillsborough 27278 
Evangelism: E. R. Stott, 825 Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 27514 
Career Planning: C. M. Eller, 1732 W. Davis St., Burlington 27215 
Higher Education: G. W. Johnson, P.O. Box 728, Chapel Hill 27514 
Health & Welfare: Gary Catlett, Prospect Hill, N.C. 27314 
Ministry: J. C. Stokes, Rt.1, Box 296, Elon College 27244 
Missions: C. A. Shaw, 109 Albright Ave., Graham 27253 
Religion & Race: R. L. Wall, Route 1, Box 282-A, Gibsonville 27249 
Stewardship: W. L. Wolfe, 4807 Markwood Dr., Burlington 27215 
Worship: W. S. Teague, Holt, & 4th St., Mebane 27302 
Adult Ministries: Rex Brooks, Route 1, Box 565, Pelham 27311 
Children's Ministries: D.E. Fox, Route 4, Box 209, Burlington 27215 
Youth Ministries: R. L. Wall, Route 1, Box 282-A, Gibsonville 27249 
Young Adult Ministries: W. V. Taylor, 1331 Granville St., Burlington 27215 
Family Ministries: D. S. Clift, Rt. 8, Box 121, Chapel Hill 27514 
Treasurer: S.W. Dixon, Box 36, Swepsonville 27353 

At Large Members: Jesse Bone, F. Hinshaw, W. Newman, C. Garner, Curtis 
Campbell, Lester Ridenhour, Rob Rollins 


District Superintendent: Charles H. Mercer, 1002 W. Knox St., Durham 27701 

Lay Leader: Dr. W. E. Hammond, Box 3054, Durham 27705 

President UMM: Ernest Wendell, 1308 Kent St., Durham 27707 

President UMW: Robinette Husketh, Route 1, Creedmoor 27522 

President UMYF: Bonnie Bacnik, Rt. 1, Box 296A1A, Bahama 27503 

Lay Member, Conference CCOM: Ernest Wendell, 1308 Kent St., Durham 27707 

Archives and History: Lawrence E. Lugar, 4 102 Neal Rd., Durham 27705 

Church and Society: R. Bruce Pate, P.O. Box 757, Oxford 27565 

Communications: Donald T. Settle, 823 Lancaster St., Durham 27701 

Continuing Education: T. M. Faggart, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham 27701 

Ecumenical Affairs: Ralph Fleming, 805 Old Oxford Road, Durham 27704 

Education: F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Church & Liberty Sts., Durham 27701 

Evangelism: Jack M. Hunter, 2011 W. Club Blvd., Durham 27705 

Health and Welfare: Carlton Hirschi, Rt. 2, Box 37-B, Hurdle Mills 27541 

Higher Education: Brian Gentle, 1002 Hope Valley Rd., Durham 27707 


Missions: Michael D. Weber, 2405 Rolling Pines Ave., Durham 27703 
Religion and Race: Mrs. V. G. Wright, 1904 S. Alston Ave., Durham 27707 
Stewardship: David L. Harvin, 111 N. Driver St., Durham 27703 
Worship: Hugh Cameron, 5731 Roxboro Rd., Durham 27712 
Music Ministry: William Hilderbrandt , 114 Church St., Henderson 27536 
Children's Ministries: Ellen Bergland, Church & Liberty Sts., Durham 27701 
Youth Ministries: Marshall Old, Rt. 5, Box 326, Roxboro 27573 
Adult Ministries: William Haddock, Jr., 2034 Fletcher's Chapel, Durham 27703 
Family Ministries: Julie B. Forringer, 1600 Anderson St., Durham 27707 
Young Adult Ministries: Steve Compton, Route 2, Hurdle Mills 2754 1 
Status and Role of Women: Glenda Snotherly, 3206-A Myra Dr., Durham 27707 
Dean, Christian Workers' School: Marshall Old, Rt.5, Box 326, Roxboro 27573 
At Large Members: Dr. Ross B. Townes, 101 W. Alton Ave., Durham 27707 

Robert L. Wallace, 3705 N. Duke St., Durham 27704 
Associate District Lay Leaders: 

North Durham, Joseph Goehring, 2317 W. Club Blvd., Durham 27705 
South Durham, Margaret Minor, 801 Price St., Durham 27707 
Granville-Vance, Aron Creech, 20 10 Rookrun Rd., Henderson 27536 
Person, Ted Hicks, 1245 Pointer St., Roxboro 27573 
Conference Staff: To Be Assigned 


Dist. Superintendent: Kermit L. Braswell, P.O.Box 1662, Eliz. City 27909 

Adult Ministries: Arthur Wall, P.O. Box 1385, Elizabeth City 27909 

Children's Ministries: Susan Lindblade, P.O. Box 1812, Aydlett 27916 

Christian Unity & Inter-Religious Concerns & 

Family Ministries: Robert M. Poulk, P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie 27910 

Church and Society: W. E. Barber, P.O. Box 146, Kitty Hawk 27949 

Communications: Tom Campbell, 110 Hunters Trail, Eliz. City 27909 

Conf. Staff Repres: W. A. Wentz, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Continuing Education: E. C. Shoaf, P.O. Box 787, Manteo 27954 

Education: Robert D. O'Keef, 407 S. Queen St., Windsor 27983 

Evangelism: David Goehring, P.O. Box 98, Winfall 27985 

Family Ministries: Lewis Dillman, P.O. Box 117, Hatteras 27943 

Health & Welfare: Doris Ferguson, 605 Chowan St.. Murfreesboro 27855 

Higher Education: Robert S. Pullman, P.O. Box 734, Plymouth 27962 

Lake Junaluska Repres: R.R. Blankenhorn, P.O.Box 37, Edenton 27932 

Lay Leader: Charles B. Smith, Sr., P.O.Box 333, Edenton 27932 

Missions: A.D. Byrd, P.O. Box 401, Elizabeth City 27909 

NC Christian Advocate Rep.: Hazel Bryant, P.O.Box 707, Ahoskie 27910 

Religion & Race: Frances Shannonhouse, 918 Tuscarora Ave., E.C. 27909 

Stewardship & TV Ministry: Irving E. Cook, 207 W. Market St, Hertford 27944 

UMW President: Margaret R. Saunders, Rt. 4, Box 724, Eliz. City 27909 

UMFY President: Gil Logan, Manteo 27954 

Worship: Hazel Bryant, P.O. Box 707, Ahoskie 27910 

Young Adult Ministries: Keith Nanney, Rt. 2, Box 288, Eliz. City 27909 

Youth: Carol W. Goehring, P.O. Box 401 Elizabeth City 27909 

COM Representative: Thomas L. White, Jr., 409 Devon St., Manteo 27954 

District COM Officers: Chairman-Robert S. Pullman, Vice Chairman-Robe: 

Poulk, Secretary-Irving E. Cook, Treasurer-Margaret R. Saunders 



Dist. Superintendent: Herman Winberry, 1911 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville 28305 
President COM: Milton Gilbert, P.O. Box 506, Lillington 27546 
Vice President COM: Michael L. Hale, 3767 Legion Rd., Hope Mills 28348 
Secretary COM: Betty Gardner, 2 19 Kirkwood Dr., Fayetteville 28303 
Treasurer COM: Garland Knott, Methodist College, Fayetteville 28301 
Lay Leader: George W. Harris, Jr., 1604 Howell, Fayetteville 28305 
President UMW: Betty Gardner, 219 Kirkwood Dr., Fayetteville 28303 
President UMM: R. B. Goforth, P.O. Box 745, Fayetteville 28302 
President UMYF: Mary Collins, 6527 Amanda Circle, Fayetteville 28304 
Lay Rep. Conf. COM: Ruth Cade, 5325 Maryland Drive, Fayetteville 28301 
Career Plan.& Counsel.: Dennis Adams, Methodist Coll., Fayetteville 28301 
Church & Society: Richard C. Vaughan, 1813 Sloan St., Fayetteville 28301 
Communications: William P. Lowdermilk, Meth. Coll., Fayetteville 28301 
Cont. Educat. & Task Force on Hunger/Human Needs: Albert Shuler, 

616 Cumberland St., Fayetteville 28301 
Christian Unity & Interlg' Concern: Hubert M. Willis, 117 John St., 

Fayetteville 28305 


Education: Denny C. Wise, P.O. Box 280, Stedman 28391 

Evangelism: H. Sidney Huggins.III, P.O. Box 456, Fayetteville 28302 

Marcus McKnight, 419 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville 28301 
Health & Welfare: Paul D. Granger, Rt. 4, Box 433-A, Fayetteville 28304 
Higher Education & Lake Junaluska Rep.: Odell Walker, 208 Sampson St., 

Clinton 28328 
Missions: Thomas Holtsclaw, Camp Ground Dr., Fayetteville 28304 
Music: Alan M. Porter, Methodist Coll., Fayetteville 28301 
Race & Religion: Gwen Henderson, 607 Bessemer Circle, Fayetteville 28301 
Status & Role of Women: Carrie Parrish, 719 Maxwell St., Stedman 28391 
Stewardship: Milton H. Gilbert, P.O. Box 506, Lillington 27546 
Worship: Michael H. Elliott, P.O. Box 57, Newton Grove 28366 
Children's Ministries: Jane Hale, 3767 Legion Rd., Hope Mills 28348 
Youth Ministries: Wade Crabtree, 2005 Ireland Dr., Fayetteville 28306 
Adult Ministries: Garland Knott, Meth. Coll., Fayetteville 28301 
Family Min. /Young Adult Min.: Michael L. Hale, 3767 Legion Rd., 

Hope Mills 28348 
Native Amer. Min.: Wade Weeks, Rt. 5, Box 234, Clinton 28328 
Single/Single Again: Linda Grant, 285 Shads Ford Blvd., Fayetteville 28306 
Archives & History Rep: Guy V. Soule, Jr., 4555 Rosehill Rd., 

Fayetteville 28301 
At Large: Richard Pearce, Meth. Coll., Fayetteville 28301 

Warren B. Petteway, 1700 Ft. Bragg Rd., Fayetteville 28303 
Conf. Staff Rep.: Michael W. Safley, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 


Dist. Superintendent: Charles M. Smith, P.O. Box 1516, Goldsboro 27530 
Dist.Lay Leader: Matthew E. Perry, Jr., 1702 E. Mulberry St, Goldsboro 27530 
President UMYF: Chip Ellison, 603 S.Madison Ave., Goldsboro 27530 
President UMW: Ellis H. Townsend, 304 N. College St., Wallace 28466 
President UMM: Thomas Strickland, P.O. Box 2002, Goldsboro 27530 
Chairpersons For: 
Evangelism: John M. Roberts, P.O. Box 116, Princeton 27569 
Education: Robert C. Flynn, 207 S. Duplin, Wallace 28466 
Communications and Advocate Rep.: Jerry S. Dodson, 102 Lewis Drive, 

Goldsboro 27530 
Health and Welfare: Joseph C. Parker, P.O. Box 477, Selma 27576 
Higher Education: Chester D. Brown, 5462 Highway 581, Goldsboro 27530 
Missions: John D. Aycock, P.O. Box 147, Fremont 27830 
Stewardship: William H. Farmer, Rt. 1, Box 501, Mt. Olive 28365 
Church and Society: Dan M. Forbes, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 48, Mt. Olive 28365 
Archives and History: W. Rickman Pinner, P.O. Box 115, Kenly 27542 
Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns: James L. Bryan, Route 8, 

Box 49, Goldsboro 27530 
Worship: Jessie Stewart, P.O. Box 128, Fremont 27830 
District Coordinator For: 
Children's Min.: Richard Williams, 138 E. Market St., Smithfield 27577 
Youth Ministries: Alan P. Swartz, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro 27530 
Young Adult Ministries: G. Ron Patton, Rt.2, Box 215-F, LaGrange 28551 
Adult & Family Ministries: Jerry J. Juren, P.O. Box 386, Mt. Olive 28365 
Music Ministries: Roger Searles, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro 27530 
Diaconal Ministries: Richard Williams, 138 E. Market St, Smithfield 27577 
Religion and Race: B. R. McCullen, 809 Wilson Mill Rd., Smithfield 27577 
Lay Speaking: Floyd Evans, 523 Forest Hill Dr., Goldsboro 27530 
Status & Role of Women: Jean Jerome, 902 S. First St., Smithfield 27577 
Camping & Outdoor Min.: Troy Barrett, 138 E. Market St., Smithfield 27577 
Junaluska Development: Joe Lister, Rt. 10, Box 85, Kinston 28501 
Rep., Conf. Parish Fellowship: Richard Lewis, P.O.Box 307, Magnolia 28453 
Lay Representative CCOM: Margaret Boyd, P.O. Box 455, Mt. Olive 28365 
Board of Ministry Rep.: James H. Coile, Rt. 6, Box 200, Goldsboro 27530 
Ex Officio: 
Sec, Conf. Board of Missions: Marjorie Overman, 323 East Cavanaugh St., 

Wallace 28466 
Chairperson, Dist. Trustees: M. W. Stancil, P.O.Box 205, Selma 27576 
Chairperson, Meth. Home For Children: Carolyn Russell, 304 Glen Oak Dr., 

Goldsboro 27530 
Rep. Duplin Hispanic Min: James Creech, 202 S. Brighton Av., Warsaw 28398 
Rep., Lay Witness Missions: J. D. Teachey, P.O.Box 602, Wallace 28466 
CCOM Staff Person: Robert L. Baldridge, P.O.Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 


Dist. Superintendent: J.B.Parvin, 101 Martinsborough Rd., Greenville 27834 
Conf. Staff Rep.: Charles V. Bryant, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 
Dist. Lay Leader: O.P.Miller, Jr., P.O.Box 98, Snow Hill 28580 
UMW President: Carolyn Harris, P.O. Box 126, Swan Quarter 27885 
UMY President: Carol Winbon, 201 North Warren St., Greenville 27834 
UMM President: Mitchell Jones, 3102 Tucker Dr., Greenville 27834 
COM Representative: Clara J. Hardee, Rt. 3, Box 91, Greenville 27834 
Finance & Administration: James Bailey, 510 S. Washington, Greenville 27834 
Ordained Ministry: Ellis J. Bedsworth, P.O. Box 207, Bethel 27812 
Advocate Director: Thomas D. Hoogerland, P.O.Box 218, Simpson 27879 
Camping Ministries: Henry A. Bizzell, P.O. Box 335, Ayden 28513 
Children's Ministries: Libby Taylor, First UMC, W. 2nd St, Washington 27889 
Youth Ministries: Charles K. Moseley, P.O.Box 56, Maury 28554 

Martin Armstrong, 201 Harmony St., Greenville 27834 
Young Adult Ministries: Ralph A. Brown, Spain's Trailer Park, No. 8, Rt.1, 

Grimesland 27837 
Adult & Family Ministries: James W. Hicks, P.O.Box 10, Hookerton 28538 
Music Ministries: Lois J. Stocks, Rt.3, Box 91, Greenville 27834 
Archives & History: Susan Pate, 3-F Courtney Square, Greenville 27834 
Campus Ministries: Daniel T. Earnhardt, 501 E. 5th St., Greenville 27834 
Church & Society: Jesse Staton, Sr., P.O. Box 6, Stantonsburg 27883 
Communications: G. Lloyd Edge, P.O. Box 416, Grifton 28530 
John G. Olive, P.O. Box 327, Hobgood 27843 
Continuing Education: Claude T. Wilson, P.O. Box 569, Vanceboro 28586 
Christian Unity: Thomas D. Hoogerland, P.O. Box 218, Simpson 27879 
Education: Charles K. Moseley, P.O. Box 56, Maury 28554 
Equitable Salaries: N.B. Hill, P.O. Box 445, Snow Hill 28580 
Evangelism: Julian Scott, P.O. Box 1007, Kinston 28501 

Betty Williams, 409 Snow Hill St., Ayden 28513 
Health & Welfare: G. LLoyd Edge, P.O. Box 416, Grifton 28530 
Higher Education: Randall Baker, 1206 Woodberry Rd., Kinston 28501 
Missions: Edmund S. Mann, 218 Isabella Ave., Washington 27889 

Charles H. Davis, 114 E. Church St., Williamston 27892 
Religion & Race: Lynwood C. Boyette, P.O. Box 297, Robersonville 27871 
Status & Role of Women: Grace Bizzell, P.O. Box 335, Ayden 28513 
Stewardship: R. Dennis Ricks, 204 S. Walnut St., Farmville 27828 
Worship: Susan Pate, 3-F Courtney Square, Greenville 27834 
Members At Large: Bruce Allen, Rt.1, Box 73A, Engelhard 27824 

Don P. Lee, 2410 Slay Drive, Greenville 27834 
Nevin D. Snyder, P.O. Box 129, Swan Quarter 27885 
Dewey Tyson, 114 Lord Ashley Dr., Greenville 27834 


Dist. Superintendent: J. Malloy Owne, III, 1503 Kimberly Rd, New Bern 28560 
District Lay Leader: Stanley C. Harrell, P.O.Box 400, Morehead City 28557 
District President UMW: Mrs. Georgia Wertman, Rt.5, Box 445, Newport 28570 
President UMM: Ralph H. Freeman, Rt. 2, Box 47C, Stella 28582 
President UMYF: Sam Sugg, 5106 Trent Woods Dr., New Bern 28560 
Lay Rep. Conf. COM: Tibbie Roberts, 2004 Shepard St., Morehead City 28557 
Communications: Paul B. Scott, Jr., 2315 Elizabeth Ave., New Bern 28560 
Church and Society: Bruce D. Taylor, 4510 Tenalla Rd., New Bern 28560 
Continuing Education: J. Sidney Epperson, P.O. Box 39o, Hubert 28539 
Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns: Mark H. Kennedy, Jr., P. O.Box 

313, Harkers Island 28531 
Archives & History : Richard A. Stanley, Jr., P.O.Box 188, Dover 28526 
Education: Stephen E. Young, P.O.Box 967, Jacksonville, 28540 
Evangelism: M. Eugene Tyson, P.O.Box 1071, New Bern, 28560 
Health and Welfare: Charles L. Pollock, P.O.Box 308, Richlands 28574 
Higher Education: Roger V. Elliott, P.O. Box 1388, New Bern 28560 
Missions: Robert F. Bundy, P.O. Box 7058, Jacksonville 28540 
Associate, Missions: Thomas Pace, 416 Country Club Dr., Jacksonville 28540 
Religion and Race: Wilbur C. Teachey, Drawer C, Beaufort 28516 
Stewardship: W. Nelson Fulford, P.O. Box 98, Stonewall 28583 
Worship: Don Lee Harris, 210 Calico Dr., Morehead City 28557 
Music: Mrs. Joan Tyson, 1510 National Avenue, New Bern 28560 
Adult and Family Life: Lynn T. Wall, P.O. Box 590, Cedar Island 28520 
Young Adult Ministries: H. Gray Southern, P.O. Box 70, Oriental 28571 
Youth Ministries: Haywood A. Smith, P.O. Box 44, Jacksonville 28540 
Children's Ministries: Edna Fisher, 101 Ramona Ave., Jacksonville 28540 


Dist. Board of Trustees Ch: W. C. Chadwick, P.O. Box 567, New Bern 28560 
Members At Large: District 

COM Treas: Charles Findley, 9D Kingswood Villa, Karen Dr., New Bern 28560 
Program Consultant to Small Churches: Dorothy Be dwell, 411 E. Front Street, 

New Bern 28560 
Director, Lay Speaking: Rafe Williams, 302 Swains Loop, Jacksonville 28540 
Advocate Representative: David B. Merriman, P.O.Box 598, Maysville 28555 


District Superintendent: J. Thomas Smith, P.O.Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Conference Staff Member: A. P. Hill, P.O.Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Lay Leader: F. Steven Bryan, P.O. Box 143, Garner 27529 

President UMW: Anne Collins, 1200 Manchester Dr., Raleigh 27609 

President UMYF: Sara McMillan, 307 E. Maynard Rd., Cary 27511 

President UMM: Rudy C. Hillmann, Rt. 1, Box 273, Apex 27502 

Lay Pre. Conf. COM: Leigh Traylor, P. 0. Box 206, Norlina 27563 

Church & Society: Wm M. Jefferies, 137 N. Lord Ashley Rd., Raleigh 27610 

Continuing Education: Wallace Kirby, 15^3 Iredell Dr., Raleigh 27608 

Christian Unity & Intrelg* Concerns: Joe Mann, 2501 Clark Av, Raleigh 27607 

Evangelism: Leonard Doucette, 2124 Cowper Dr., Raleigh 27608 

Education: Doris Litchfield, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh 27603 

Health & Welfare: Carson 0. Wiggins, 6020 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh 27610 

Higher Education: Samuel D. McMillan, Jr., P.O.Box 158, Cary 27511 

Missions: David Brownlee, 4309 Windsor Place, Raleigh 27609 

Religion and Race: Jerry Smith, P.O. Box 715, Fuquay-Varina 27526 

Stewardship: Rodney Hamm, 1712 Millbrook Rd., Raleigh 27609 

Worship: Cameron West, 1219 Selwyn Lane, Cary 27511 

Children's Ministries: Susan Hobbs, 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh 27607 

Youth Ministries: Tommy Yow, Louisburg College, Louisburg 27549 

Young Adult Ministries: Phyllis Gantz, 4706 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh 27612 

Communications: Thomas A. Collins, 4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh 27609 

Adult and Family Ministries: Mrs. Wayne Davis, Box 353, Zebulon 27597 

Music: John Watson, Box 158, Cary 27511 

Camping: Keith Glover, 5317 Cypress Lane, Raleigh 27609 

Christian Advocate: Kenneth Sexton, 1212 Deboy St., Raleigh 27606 

Treasurer: Margaret Bradley, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Pres. Raleigh Bd. of Missions: Bill Bigham, 3117 Leonard St., Raleigh 27607 

Scouting: Rev. Henry Lee, Rt. 1, Box 208B, Kittrell 27544 

EMLC: Catherine Hargrove, 1115 Kitt PI., Raleigh 27610 

Hungry Task Force: Rev. Paul Leeland, 201 Winterlochen, Raleigh 27603 


.. Sauls, 326 Richmond Rd., Rockingham 28379 
Lay Representative CCOM: Harold D. Jacobs, Rt. 3, Box 196, Maxton 28364 
Archives and History: Charles H. Mewborn, 503 Locust St., Lumberton 28358 
Christian Unity & Intrelg 1 Concern: Jerry Lowry, Rt . 1 Box 438, Rowland 28383 
Church and Society: Ruth M. Harper, P.O. Box 181, Gibson 28343 

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Church and society: Kuth M. Harper, r.u. box ioi, uioson ^oi^j 

Communications: Anne G. Tindall, P.O. Box 356, Laurel Hill 28351 

Continuing Education: William M. Presnell, P.O. Box 444, Maxton 

Education: Maurice E. Nason, P.O. Box 217, Laurel Hill 28351 

Evangelism: Donnie G. Davis, P.O. Box 95, Norman 28367 

E.M.L.C: Jimmy F. Cummings, 1708 Maryland St., Lumberton 28358 

Health and Welfare: Alvin J. Morris, P.O. Box 48, Red Springs 28377 

Higher Education: Samuel H. Brown, 1009 Scaleybark Rd., Rockingham 2 

Hunger/Human Need: Robert L. Mangum, Rt. 3, Box 196, Maxton 28364 

Lake Junaluska: Virgil B. Huffman, Rt. 1. Box 113, Orrum 28369 

District Missionary Secretary : James Lee, 1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg 28352 

Assoc. Dist. Missionary Sec:William Wilson, Rt.1, Box 68, Laurinburg 28352 

Music: Harold D. Jacobs, Rt. 3, Box 196, Maxton 28364 

N.C. Christian Advocate :Dorothy Wilkerson, 2603 Barker St, Lumberton 28358 

Religion and Race: Simeon F. Cummings, P.O. Box 725, Pembroke 28372 

Stewardship: Lee A. Phillips, Rt.3, Box 469, Rockingham 28379 

Worship: L. Ray Sparrow, 100 Breece St., Pembroke 28372 

Children's Ministries: Roberta Scipio, P.O. Box 447, Lumberton 28358 

Youth Ministries: Richard L. Stone, Rt.3, Box 133, Laurinburg 28352 


Young Adult Ministries:William Simpson, Jr., 300 Charlotte St, Hamlet 28345 
Adult Ministries: Mrs. George Briley, P.O.Box 843, Lumberton 28358 
Family Ministries: William Braswell, P.O.Box 279, Cordova 28330 
Camping and Christian Ministry Outdoors: Virgil B. Huffman, Rt. 1, Box 113, 

Orrum 28369 
Scouting: Virgil B. Huffman, Rt.1, Box 113, Orrum 28369 


Dist. Superintendent: Jack L. Hunter, 3621 Sheffield Dr., Rocky Mt. 27801 

Lay Leader: Robert C. Frazier, 215 Grace Dr., Wilson 27893 

UMW President: Mrs. John Yates, Rt.2, Box 395, Stantonsburg 27883 

UMM President: R. L. Meares, 320 Charlotte St., Rocky Mt. 27801 

UMYF President: Hunter Preston, 208 Arbor Dr., Wilson 27893 

Lay Rep. CCOM: Robert C. Frazier, 215 Grace Dr., Wilson 27893 

Church & Society: Rick A. Moser, Box 401, Scotland Neck 27864 

Communications: Robert K. Smith, 3308 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mt. 27801 

Ecumenical & Intrelg 1 Concerns: Minnie G. Grant, Box 595, Jackson 27845 

Education: Mrs. T. S. Shutt, 605 Wilson St., Roanoke Rapids 27870 

Evangelism: James Sutton, 303 S. First St., Nashville 27856 

Health & Welfare: Jean L. Hood, 1005 Ensworth Rd., Wilson 27893 

Missions: Ray Broadwell, 911 Falls Rd., Rocky Mt. 27801 

Worship: George Speake, 800 York St., Rocky Mt. 27801 

Stewardship: Johnny Branch, Rt.2, Box 213D, Roanoke Rapids 27870 

Career Planning: Dennis M. Goodwin, Box 277, Spring Hope 27882 

Religion & Race: Hartford E. Bess, 2217 Imperial Ave., Wilson 27893 

Coor. of Children's Min.: Ruby Daniel, Rt. 2, Box 329, Elm City 27822 

Coor. of Youth Min.: Rick Clayton, Box 1423, Wilson 27893 

Coor. of Young Adult Min.: Mark Wethington, Box 144, Garysburg 27831 

Coor. of Adult & Family: Kelly Wilson, Box 277, Tarboro 27886 

Continuing Education: Charles M. Cook, Box 220, Weldon 27890 

Higher Education: Robert C. Redmond, Box 13, Pinetops 27864 

Music: Barbara Estes, 100 S. Church St., Rocky Mt. 27801 

Members at Large: Langill Watson, Box 1423, Wilson 27893 

Norwood Jones, 900 Jackson St., Roanoke Rapids 27870 
Robert Chadwick, 304 Englewood Dr., Rocky Mt. 27801 
Mrs. N. B. Dozier, 407 Piedmont Ave., Rocky Mt. 27801 
Robert Morgan, 211 Whitfield St., Enfield 27823 
Reginald W. Ponder, 100 S. Church St, Rocky Mt. 27801 
Brooks Patten, P.O. Box 277, Seaboard 27876 
CCOM Staff Rep.: W. L. Norton, Jr. (Bill), P.O.Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 


Dist. Superintendent: James C.P. Brown, 905 Spring Lane, Sanford 27330 

Chairperson COM: W. Edward Privette, P.O. Box 1135, Southern Pines 28387 

Vice-Chairperson COM: Ray Gooch, P.O. Box 795, Pittsboro 27312 

Secretary COM: Barry Lane, P.O. Drawer 1268, Sanford 27330 

Treasurer COM: Roy Swaringen, P.O. Box 231, West End 27376 

President UMM: Ramon Atkins, Rt. 2, Box 202, Broadway 27505 

President UMW: Jeanne Rouse, P.O. Box 2576, Sanford 27330 

President UMYF: Melissa Wood, Rt. 9, Box 1638, Sanford 27330 

Lay Leader: Roy Swaringen, P.O. Box 231, West End 27376 

Coordinator Youth Ministries: Barry Lane, P.O. Drawer 1268, Sanford 27330 

Coor. Adult/Family Ministries: J. Lloyd Spencer, P.O. Box 456, Candor 27229 

Chairperson-Education: J. Edward Morrison, P.O.Box 502, Troy 27371 

Chairperson-Evangelism: Travis Owen, P.O. Box 212, Siler City 27344 

Coor. of Childrens Ministries: Robin Marley, 209 Carbonton Rd, Sanford 27330 

Dist. Advocate Rep.: Hope M. Ward, P.O. Box 87, Broadway 27505 

Rep. Archives & History: Jan Fogleman, Rt. 4, Box 302, Siler City 27344 

Christian Unity & Intrelg' Concerns: 

Mrs. Marge Stevens, 507 Queens Road, Sanford 27330 
Chairperson-Missions: J. Donald Phillips, 608 Wilder Ave., Aberdeen 28315 
Church & Society: John Dutton, 625 Eldorado St., Troy 27371 
Stewardship: G. Paul Phillips, III., P.O. Box 176, Mt. Gilead 27306 
Higher Education: Thomas G. Melvin, P.O. Box 129, Lemon Springs 28355 
Coor. Young Adult Min.: Ray Gooch, P.O. Box 795, Pittsboro 27312 
Career Plan. /Counseling/Diaconal Min.:Angus Cameron, Box 85, Goldston 27252 
Worship: Mark Nanney, Rt. 4, Box 793, Sanford 27330 

Communications: W. Edward Privette, P.O. Box 1135, Southern Pines 28387 
Health & Welfare: William Gattis, P.O. Drawer 1268, Sanford 27330 


Religion & Race: Gracie Black, Rt. 2, Box 472, Lillington 27546 
Contact Person-Junaluska:G.Paul Phillips, III , P.O.Box 176, Mt.Gilead 27306 
Camping Representative: Sarah Jordan, P.O.Box 357, Mt. Gilead 27306 
Members At Large: Ben C. Rouse, P.O.Box 2576, Sanford 27330 

Gerald Peterson, P.O. Box 716, Pittsboro 27312 


Dist. Superintendent: Vernon C. Tyson, 2201 Lynnwood Dr., Wilmington 28403 

Chairperson: Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., P.O.Box 376, Shallotte 28459 

Higher Education: William Wells, Jr, 208 Cypress Av, Wrightsville Beach 28480 

Conference Staff: Charles V. Bryant, P.O.Box 10955, Raleigh 27605 

Lay Leader: Charles Sneeden, 310 Buckner Dr., Wilmington 28403 

President UMW: Olivia Mattocks, 4921 Marlin Ct., Wilmington 28403 

Lay Rep. CCOM: Ronald Gooden, Rt. 2, Box 318, Elizabethtown 28337 

Dist. Committee-Ordained Min.Chrp. :Milton Mann, 1403 Market St, Wilm. 28401 

Archives & History: Johnnie S. Huggins, P.O.Box 622, Tabor City 28463 

Church & Society: Jo-Ann Oulton, Rt.1, Box 223, Council 28434 

Ecumenical Affairs: Cleo McCranie, Rt. 3, Box 34, Supply 28462 

Education: Francie C. Bradshaw, 401 Grace St., Wilmington 28401 

Evangelism: J. Neal Salter, P.O. Box 28, Hallsboro 28442 

Missions: H. Fred Davis, P.O. Box 226, Elizabethtown 28337 

Health & Welfare: Homer E. Morris, 409 S. Fifth Ave., Wilmington 28401 

Stewardship: James R. Oliver, 4 15 Mercer, Yaupon Beach 28461 

Worship & Representative to Campus Ministry UNC-Wilmington: 

Edward F. Hill, II., Rt. 6, Box 68-A, Wilmington 28405 
Religion & Race: Gerald R. Massey, P.O. Box 356, Carolina Beach 28428 
Status & Role of Women: Pearl G. West, Rt. 2, Box 436, Leland 28451 
Youth Ministries: M. Francis Daniel, P.O. Box 43, Hampstead 28443 
Continuing Education: John S. Paschal, 410 Edgewood Cir., Whiteville 28472 
Music Ministries: Barbara D. McClure, 3949 Halifax Rd., Wilmington 28403 




H.A. Pickett, Route 6, Box 237, Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Charles Stanley, Route 6, 402 Hazel Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Tyree Lindley, Route 1, Box 102, Graham, N.C. 27253 



Mrs. Edward F. Byrd, 504 Dogwood Lane, Graham, N.C. 27253 

Mrs. Robert L. Evans, 912 Turrentine St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Mrs. Jo Fields, 215 Bidney Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Mrs. Marjorie Mason, 923 Graham St., Burlington, N.C. 27I1S 


Esther Stadler, Route 3, Box 13, Elon College, N.C. 27244 


Mrs. F. M. Biggerstaff, 514 Circle Dr., Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Mrs. Clement C. Moseley, 2033 Shirley Dr., Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Bill Sims, 2118 S. Ashland, Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Mrs. Harriet Wilson, 2718 Dee St., Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Clyde Cable, 1904 Maple Ave., Burlington, N.C. 27215 

William Ingle, 410 Wildwood Lane, Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Miss Susan Moore, Route 2, Box 122, Elon College, N.C. 27244 

Penny Hinkle, 118 Wolf's Trail, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 
Chris McCallum, P.O. Box 494, Carrboro, N.C. 27514 

James Parker, Route 1, Cedar Grove, N.C. 27231 


Mr. Selden Aylsworth, 1526 Euclid Drive, Durham, N.C. 27713 



Al Cary, 2477 Foxwood Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 


Mildred Stout, 119 Estes Dr., Carrboro, N.C. 27510 


Victor P. Bowles, 1712 Michaux Rd., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 

Arnold K. King, 512 Dogwood Dr., Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 

Mrs. Eleveen Sykes, Route 1, Efland, N.C. 27243 

L. B. Williamson, Route 1, Reidsville, N.C. 27320 
Mrs. L. B. Williamson, Route 1, Reidsville, N.C. 27320 

C.A. Williams, 133 E. King St., Hillsborough, N.C. 27278 

Wayne Oakley, 405 Forest Ave., Hillsborough, N.C. 27278 

T. Gilmer Jones, Route 10, Box 390, Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Bruce W. Isley, Route 6, Box 141, Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Milton Brown, Route 3, Box 166, Graham, N.C. 27253 


Hulon Briggs, 512 Oakwood Lane, Graham, N.C. 27253 

Mrs. Jeff Bulla, 300 Jefferson Dr., Graham, N.C. 27253 

Betty Sue Williams, P.O. Box 244, Haw River, N.C. 27258 

Bill Ham, Route 6, Mebane, N.C. 27302 

Gary Catlett, P.O. Box 14, Aberdeen, N.C. 28315 

Robert Culb, Route 1, Box 109, Hurdle Mills, N.C. 27541 
Wesley Scarlett, 107 S. Hasell, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278 

Jean Davis, Route 1, Leasburg, N.C. 27291 

Louise Elrod, Route 1, Box 438 D, Mebane, N.C. 27302 

Mrs. Carolyn Bean, Route 2, Box 3, Mebane, N.C. 27302 
Betty Jean Smith, 300 West Lee St., Mebane, N.C. 27302 

Johnny Hall, Route 1, Box 381, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379 

Mrs. Edna Holt, Route 3, Box 19, Graham, N.C. 27253 
Mrs. Opie Wood, Route 3, Box 144, Graham, N.C. 27253 

Mr. W. D. Pleasant, Jr. , Star Rt. 2, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379 

Fred Braswell, 4631 Meyers Park Dr., Durham, N.C. 27705 

Jewel L. Ray, Route 2, Graham, N.C. 27253 

Japp Watson, Spanish Oak Hill Road, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349 

Gilberta Morene, Route 9, Burlington, N.C. 27215 

Miss Ila Franklin, Route 1, Box 473, Haw River, N.C. 27258 

Ben Bullaj Box 35, Saxapahaw, N.C. 27340 

Ralph Somers, Route 1, Elon College, N.C. 27244 

Evelyn Williams, P.O. Box 186, Swepsonville, N.C. 27359 

Pat Sumner, Route 3, Box 138-A, Hillsborough, N.C. 27278 

Kay Chandler, Box 313, Mebane, N.C. 27302 

Buelah Guthrie, Route 1, Box 240, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349 
Dorothy Zimmerman, P.O. Box 118, Yanceyville, N.C. 27379 




Mrs. B. D. Huff, Route 1, Oxford, N.C. 27565 


Worth Thompson, Route 4, Box 405, Durham, N.C. 27703 


Mrs. Sue Crabtree, P.O. Box 75, Bahama, N.C. 27503 


Edith Murphy, Route 1, Franklinton, N.C. 27525 


James Brooks, P.O. Box 169, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 


Paula Pittard, P.O. Box 665, Butner, N.C. 27509 


Randall Thompson, 311 Lamar Street, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 


Mrs. Lucille Roberts, Route 2, Box 113, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522 



Marilyn Shipman, 814 Bent Creek Road, Bahama, N.C. 27503 


Lamar Williams, 2016 Sprunt Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Carl Kinney, 1713 Forest Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 


Mrs. Margaret Minor, 801 Price Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 


Elizabeth Johnson, 2705 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 

W. G. Gunter, 2218 Hillandale Road, Durham, N.C. 27705 


Pam Mangum, 5608 Roslyn Road, Durham, N.C. 27712 


Mrs. Margaret Thompson, 1602 Glendale, Durham, N.C. 27701 


J. Elmo Perry, Jr., 206 Adams Street, Durham, N.C. 27703 

Mrs. Francis O'Connor, 513 North Hyde Parke Ave, Durham, N.C. 27703 


Thomas Coble, West Club Boulevard, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Shirley D. Few, 1502 Moreland Ave, Durham, N.C. 27707 


Margaret Price, 1100 Leon St., Apt. 10, Durham, N.C. 27705 


Dr. William Edmondson, 2319 Oriole Drive, Durham, N.C. 27707 

Mr. Horace Robertson, 5 Stoneridge Circle, Durham, N.C. 27705 


Mrs. Doris Hodges, 1013 Englewood Ave., Durham, N.C. 27701 


Mrs. P. S. Pullman, 2020 Wa Wa Avenue, Durham, N.C. 27707 


Mr. Jimmie Modlin, 1315 Morreene Road, Apt. 1-B, Durham, N.C. 27705 

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Mrs. Elizabeth Chamberlain, 1501 Washington St., Durham, N.C. 27701 


Mr. Weldon R. Bass, Route 2, Box 431-B, Durham, N.C. 27705 


Andy Andrews, 503 East Lavendar St., Durham, N.C. 27704 

Bob Fife, 1901 Torridge Road, Durham, N.C. 27712 


William King, 4434 Sunny Court, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Mrs. Kenneth Goodson, 1609 Peace Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 


H. L. Kerr, 1305 Holloway Street, Durham, N.C. 27703 

Carrie Herndon, 1312 Ed-Cood Road, Durham, N.C. 27713 

Virginia Turman, Route 1, Bahama, N.C. 27503 

0. B. Bass, 303 Bandock Drive, Durham, N.C. 27703 
Mrs. John Dulin, 3211 Wake Forest Hwy., Durham, N.C. 27703 

Mrs. Elsie Dickerson, Route 3, Oxford, N.C. 27565 
Mrs. Lillian Lyon, 210 Alexander Street, Oxford, N.C. 27565 




Jessie Pridgen, 141 Ranier Dr., Henderson, N.C. 2^536 


T. W. Ellis, 370 Forest Road, Henderson, N.C. 2?536 

Aron Creech, 2010 Brookrun Road, Henderson, N.C. 27536 


Mrs. Aliene Abbott, 908 Abbott Street, Henderson, N.C. 27536 

Mr. Linwood Hutson, Stovall, N.C. 27582 

Aliene Taylor, Route 4, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 

Ralph Corr, 6226 Dello Street, Durham, N.C. 27712 
Robert McCorkle, 5713 Roxboro Road, Durham, N.C. 27712 

Winston Ellis, Mickey Circle, Durham, N.C. 27704 

Mrs. Nathaniel Hicks, Route 1, Box 5, Timberlake, N.C. 27583 

Mrs. Frank Wrenn, 2621 Cedar Creek Drive, Durham, N.C. 27705 

Russell McLean, Route 1, Box 161M, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 

Al King, 174 Pine Cone, Oxford, N.C. 27565 
Becky King, 174 Pine Cone, Oxford, N.C. 27565 

Mrs. Carl C. Lawrence, Jr., Box 808, Oxford, N.C. 27565 

Gilbert Capps, Route 3, Oxford, N.C. 27565 

Mr. Paul Dunlap, 145 Barclay Road, Durham, N.C. 27712 


Charlie Gentry, 1830 North Main Street, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 


James Allen, P.O. Box 154, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 


Wayne Wilborn, 167 Maple Street, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 


Mrs. H. W. Winstead, Route 5, Box 188, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 

Paul Patterson, 820 Rosewood Drive, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 

John Winstead, Route 4, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 

Kathryn Royster, P.O. Box 55, Bullock, N.C. 27507 

Mrs. Mary Eliza Chapel, Route 5, Box 177, Henderson, N.C. 27536 
Alice L. Wilson, Route 1, Box 153, Clarksville, Va. 23927 



Mrs. Joe Parker, 310 S. Colony Avenue, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910 

Don Craft, 516 N. Pembroke Ave, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910 


Ms. Frankie Hassell, P. O. Box 201, Roper, N. C. 27970 


Ms. Sally Lee Holley, Academy Street, Colerain, N.C. 27924 


Ms. Myra Stokley, Route 3, Edenton, N.C. 27932 


Mrs. Vivian Davenport, Route 1, Box 319, Creswell, N.C. 27928 


Mr. Robert Turner, Jarvisburg, N.C. 27947 


Mr. Charles B. Smith, Sr., P.O. Box 333, Edenton, N.C. 27932 


Mr. Fred Measmer, 100 W. Burgess St., Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 
Mrs. Fred Measmer, 100 W. Burgess St., Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 



Mr. Elgin White, 105 Rosedale Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 

Mrs. Pauline Miller, 805 Agawam Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 


Mrs. Martha Capps, 1419 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 

Mrs. Hardy Brown, Route 1, Hobbsville, N.C. 27946 

Mr. Chester Rogerson, Route 2, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910 

Mrs. Winnie Gray, Box 475, Buxton, N.C. 27920 
Mrs. Josephine Oden, Box 280, Hatteras, N.C. 27943 

Mrs. Marion Riddick, Route 1, Box 457, Hertford, N.C. 27944 
Mrs. Edgar Lane, 202 North Front Street, Hertford, N.C. 27944 

Mrs. Vera Meekins, P.O. Box 277, Avon, N.C. 27915 
Mr. M. P. Edmondson, Mann's Harbor, N.C. 27953 

Mr. R. D. Sawyer, Jr., P.O. Box 639, Manteo, N.C. 27954 
Mrs. Kay Sawyer, P.O. Box 639, Manteo, N.C. 27954 

Mr. Leroy Powers, P.O. Box 143, Moyock, N.C. 27958 

Mr. Grady Flowers, 308 Hillside Street, Murf reesboro, N.C. 27855 

Ms. Irene Butt, Route 3, Box 690, Hertford, N.C. 27944 

Mr. Richard Williams, Sr. , Route 5, Box 65, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 

Mrs. Sam Morgan, Route 1, Box 99, Corapeake, N.C. 27926 

Mr. Lawrence Ballance, Box 124, Ocracoke, N.C. 27960 

Mr. Cashar Evans, Jr., P.O. Box 347, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. 27948 
Mr. Alvah Williams, Box 136, Kitty Hawk, N.C. 27949 

Ms. Helen Baum, Route 2, Box 612, Elizabeth City, 27909 

Mrs. Bonnie Schuster, Route 2, Box 94-T, Moyock, N.C. 27958 

Amy Van Winslow, Route 1, Belvidere, N.C. 27919 

Mrs. Callie Hardwicke, Currituck, N.C. 27929 

Dr. A. M. Stanton, P. 0. Drawer 925, Plymouth, N.C. 27962 
Mr. Dallas Waters, 1113 E. Main St., Plymouth, N.C. 27962 

Mr. Welton Hampton, Box 160, Poplar Branch, N.C. 27965 

Ms. Iris Hand, Camden, N.C. 27921 

Ms. Jessie Pearce, Route 1, South Mills, 279 7 6 

Mrs. Laura Waters, P.O. Box 207, Columbia, N.C. 27925 

Mrs. Lessie Cartwright, Route 4, Box 598, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 

Mr. Maynard Daniels, Box 62, Wanchese, N.C. 27981 
Ms. Mary E. Willoughby, Winwood Drive, Windsor, N.C. 27983 



Mrs. Japert Broadwell, 305 Tiffany Circle, Garner, N.C. 27529 


Allen Johnson, 102 Johnson Ave., Hope Mills, N.C. 28348 



Mrs. Meta Herring, P.O. Box 527, Clinton, N.C. 28328 

James Rose, P.O. Box 498, Clinton, N.C. 28328 

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George Burton, 804 Stewart Ave., Clinton, N.C. 28328 

Edward Sumner, Route 4, Box 108-A, Clinton, N.C. 28328 

Elizabeth Johnson, P.O. Box 121, Coats, N.C. 27521 

Mrs. Sharon Jacobs, Route 3, Clinton, N.C. 28328 

Steve Riley, Route 8, Box 976, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 

Mrs. Reva Butler, 914 W. Pope St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28334 
Dick Roach, 201 S. Orange Ave., Dunn, N.C. 28334 

Bailey Hudson, 403 S. 8th St., Erwin, N.C. 28339 


Carroll R. Flowers, Jr, 3325 Boone Trail, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306 


Gordon Caughill, 4763 Dunrobin St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28306 

Mrs. Rebecca Thompson, 931 Pamalee Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28303 


Bob Perkins, 5146 Meadowbrook Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 

Lee Roy Sherman, 2703 Arlington Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 


Mrs. Nelson Coble, Route 5, Box 9, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Mrs. Gladys Preston, 624 Carroll Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Hubert Willis, 117 John St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 

Mrs. Ed Tindell, 2224 Bayview Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 


Samuel Edwards, 1060 Mohawk Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28303 

Luby Gardner, 704 Glenwood Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 


Portia Bluitt, 1627 Boros St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 

George McNair, 1812 Broadell Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Deane Huggins, 622 Longview Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Patsy Lusk, 403 Trinity, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Mae Johnson, 606 Oakdale Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Carlis Edge, 5324 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 

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Marcus McKnight, 419 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 

Mrs. E. 0. McLaurin, 1421 Dunn Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Louise Chabot, 1002 Bingham Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 


Myrtle Cashwell, 1116 Powell St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28306 


Mrs. Ruth Cade, 5325 Maryland Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 

Annie Mae Sutton, Route 1, Faison, N.C. 28341 
Oletia Wilson, Route 5, Clinton, N.C. 28328 

Ed Anglin, 201 Stone St., Hope Mills, N. C. 28348 
Eddie Brower, P.O. Box 86, Hope Mills, N.C. 28348 

Kenty Daughtry, Route 2, Newton Grove, N.C. 28366 

John Sears, Route 1, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526 

L. L. Milam, Route 3, Box 13, Dunn, N.C. 28334 

Leo McDonald, Box 532, Lillington, N.C. 27546 

Mrs. Edith Stephenson, Route 1, Box 526, Erwin, N.C. 28339 

Mrs. Leila Puryear, Route 1, Box 522, Spring Lake, N.C. 28390 
Mrs. Margaret Pittman, P.O. Box 274, Lillington, N.C. 27546 



Mrs. Mae Parker, Route 1, Clinton, N.C. 28328 


Linda Jackson, Route 6, Dunn, N.C. 28366 


Mrs. Mina Townsend, P.O. Box 666, Raeford, N.C. 28376 

Mrs. Charlotta King, P.O. Box 781, Raeford, N.C. 28376 


Irene Grant, Route 2, Box 181, Raeford, N.C. 28376 


Mrs. Jane Herring, P.O. Box 26, Roseboro, N.C. 28382 


Evelyn West, Route 1, Roseboro, N.C. 28382 


Mrs. Harold Kiser, Route 2, Box 480, Roseboro, N.C. 28382 


Charlie Bullard, P. 0. Box 1611, Sanford, N.C. 27330 

Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Route 1, Broadway, N.C. 27505 


Mrs. Marie McLendon, 207 Scarborough St., Spring Lake, N.C. 28390 


John Pat McCall, P. 0. Box 148, Stedman, N.C. 28391 


Woodrow Wells, 650 Longview Dr., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Gil Wise, Box 22, Godwin, N.C. 28344 



Mrs. Johnny Medlin, Route 1, Benson, N.C. 27504 


Ms. Doris Smith, Route 2, LaGrange, N.C. 28551 


T. Jeff Outlaw, Route 1, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365 

Mrs. Juanita Whitfield, Route 2, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365 


Mrs. Faye Harrell, Route 6, Box 130, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Mrs. Geneva Strickland, Route 3, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365 


Ms. Ada Sanders, Route 2, Four Oaks, N.C. 27534 


Ms. Ruby Lane, Route 2, Stantonsburg, N.C. 27883 

LaVerne Yelverton, P.O. Box 463, Eureka, N.C. 27830 


Mrs. Ernest Taylor, Route 2, Faison, N.C. 28341 


Ms. Grace Byrd, P.O. Box 252, Four Oaks, N.C. 27534 


Mrs. R. L. Broome, P.O. Box 67, Fremont, N.C. 27830 


Ms. Sally Faye Herring, Route 3, LaGrange, N.C. 28551 



Mrs. Kathleen Worrell, 503 E. Beech St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Chester Corman, 900 S. Madison Ave., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Floyd Evans, 523 Forest Hill Dr., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Ben Boyette, Sr. , Route 4, Box 313, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Steve Keen, 5638 Hwy. 581, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Earl Rackley, Route 14, Box 491, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Mrs. Earl Rackley, Route 14, Box 491, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Ms. Mary Jengins, 1709 Ball Street, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


A. S. Moseley, 1802 Stephens St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Wilton Hollowell, 1506 E. Holly St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 



Norman L. Edgerton, Jr., 1709 E. Pine St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Mrs. William D. Ray, 206 S. Jefferson St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Marvin Woodard, 1921 Salem Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Mrs. Melva Hardy, Route 1, LaGrange, N.C. 28551 

Mrs. Haywood Harrell, Route 3, Box 770, Snow Hill, N.C. 28580 

Mrs. Sallie Ingram, P.O. Box 184, Kenansville, N.C. 28349 
Mrs. Hazel R. Kornegay, P.O. Box 65, Albertson, N.C. 28508 

Dr. J. Earl Etheridge, 911 Raleigh Road, Wilson, N.C. 27893 

Mrs. Horace Sutton, Route 3, Box 361, LaGrange, N.C. 28551 

Joseph Rouse, Route 1, Magnolia, N.C. 28453 
C. B. Evans, Micro, N.C. 27555 

Walter Davis, 345 W. 2nd St., Clayton, N.C. 27520 

H. G. Best, 210 N. Johnson, Mt. Olive, N.C. 28365 
Cecil Winstead, 701 W. Main St., Mt. Olive, N.C. 28365 

Elton Wooten, Route 2, Box 281 A, Pikeville, N.C. 27863 

Ms. Norma Walters, 6 Lansdoune Place, Smithfield, N.C. 275 7 7 

Mrs. M. V. Rains, P.O. Box 8, Princeton, N.C. 27569 

Mrs. Louise Fussell, P.O. Box 332, Rose Hill, N.C. 28548 

Ronnie Thompson, Route 2, Box 211-A, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Mrs. Alice Overby, P.O. Box 153, Selma, N.C. 27576 


Mrs. W. L. Norton, 605 N. Raiford St., Selma, N.C. 27576 

Mrs. Lucille Dickinson, 109 Brock St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 


Roy Jones, 113 Castle Dr., Smithfield, N.C. 27577 


George Stewart, 215 W. Wellons, Smithfield, N.C. 275 7 7 

Ms. Daisy Young, 216 S. Fourth St., Smithfield, N.C. 27577 


Russell Adams, Route 1, Smithfield, N.C. 27577 

Maurice Rouse, Route 2, Box 104, Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Alton McGee, Route 1, Turkey, N.C. 28393 

Mr. Thell Overman, 323 E. Cavenaugh St., Wallace, N.C. 28466 

Dwight Smith, 407 Wards Bridge Rd., Warsaw, N.C. 28398 

Butler Holt, Route 2, Box 82, Princeton, N.C. 27569 
Alton Powell, Route 1, Seven Springs, N.C. 28578 



Eunice Machinshok, Box 8425, Hobucken, N.C. 28537 


Mrs. Belle Thompson, 506 Park Ave., Ayden, N.C. 28513 

Roy Turnage, 710 E. 2nd St., Ayden, N.C. 28513 


Mrs. Raleigh Tate, Route 2, Box 227-A, Belhaven, N.C. 27810 


Ralph Wallace, P. 0. Box 82, Belhave, N.C. 27810 



Mrs. Emily Barwick, 219 Belvedere Dr., Greenville, N.C. 27834 


Miss Myra Watson, Box 214, Bethel, N.C. 27812 

Mrs. R. E. Gale, Sr., Box 775, Bethel, N.C. 27812 


J. Howard Harris, P.O. Box 216, Farmville, N.C. 27828 

Mrs. Lucy Rumley, P.O. Box 23, Farmville, N.C. 27828 



Mrs. Joan Jordan, 113 Avon Lane, Greenville, N.C. 27834 


Dr. Henry Ferrell, Box 2932, Greenville, N.C. 27834 

Mr. John Montgomery, 117 Martinsborough Rd., Greenville, N .C . 27834 

Ms. Vertie O'Connor, 309-B Tobacco Road, Greenville, N.C. 27834 


Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, 1304 Kingsbrook Rd., Greenville, N.C. 27834 

Herschel G. Williams, 2501 Madison Circle, Greenville, N.C. 27834 

C. L. McClaine, Route 1, Box 876, Grifton, N.C. 28530 

Wayne Byrd, P.O. Box 217, Simpson, N.C. 27879 

Franoes Whitfield, Route 3, Williamston, N.C. 27892 

Avis Long, Route 1, Box 842, Williamston, N.C. 27892 

Allen Hardy, P.O. Box 9, Hookerton, N.C. 28538 

Tommie Gaylord, P.O. Box 25, Jamesville, N.C. 27846 


Frank Brooks, 2210 Riley Rd., Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Mrs. Mary Ann Ivey, 1702 Hardee Rd., Kinston, N.C. 28501 


Gordon Rouse, Route 5, Box 230, Kinston, N.C. 28501 


Bill Moxley, 2307 Hodges Road, Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Leonard Seymour, 2000 West Road, Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Mrs. B. C. Langston, Route 2, Box 294, Grifton, N.C. 28530 

Mr. W. R. Newell, Route 1, Box 139, Dover, N.C. 28526 

Mrs. J. P. Beaman, Route 1, Box 54-A, Waltonsburg, N.C. 27888 

Leon Ballance, Route 1, Box 90, Engelhard, N.C. 27824 

Jack Edmundson, Jr., P.O. Box , Maury, N.C. 28554 

Mrs. Margaret Pollard, Route 1, Box 14-A, Greenville, N.C. 27834 

Carrie Mae Sparrow, Box 45, Deep Run, N.C. 28525 

Mrs. Ruby S. Smith, Route 1, Box 407, Pink Hill, N.C. 28572 

W. A. Hardy, Route 2, Box 151, Snow Hill, N. C. 28580 

Mattie Mason, Box 596, Robersonville, N.C. 27871 

Mrs. Clara Jane Hardee, Route 3, Box 91, Greenville, N.C. 27834 

John Grant, Box 576, Snow Hill, N.C. 28580 

Mrs. J. L. Lucas, Box 143, Stantonsburg, N.C. 27883 
Mrs. W. Nelson Fulford, P.O. Box 6, Stantonsburg, N.C. 27883 

Bruce Bland, P.O. Box 182, Stokes, N.C. 27884 

Mrs. Lona B. Carawan, Route 1, Box 197, Swan Quarter, N.C. 27885 
Rae Bright, Route 2, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586 



Keitt Sawyer, Route 2, Box 277, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586 



Mayhugh Alligood, Route «t, Box 92, Washington, N.C. 27889 


Mrs. Frances Larkin, 410 Riverside Dr., Washington, N.C. 27889 

Bill Duke, 1215 N. Respess St., Washington, N.C. 27889 

Bobby Latham, Route 1, Box 697, Washington, N.C. 2^889 

Mr. Clifton Bryan, Route 4, Box 530, Kinston, N.C. 28501 

David Starling, Route 2, Farmville, N.C. 27828 
William Baker, 905 Pinecrest St. Williamston, N.C. 27892 



Ashby Tippett, Route 1, Cove City, N.C. 28523 


Mrs. Lura Jean Hill, Star Route, Box 77C, Atlantic, N.C. 28511 


Mrs. George Huntley, P.O. Box 60, Beaufort, N.C. 28516 

Mrs. Kenneth Brown, 1538 Front Street, Beaufort, N.C. 28516 


Dan Hargett, 5206 Trentwood Dr, New Bern, N.C. 28560 


Mrs. Madelin Stroud, Route 1, Box 59 1 * , Maysville, N.C. 28555 


Julian Raynor, Box 158, Bridgeton, N.C. 28519 


Georgia Wertman, Route 5, Box 445, Newport, N.C. 28570 


Alma Luptbn, Cedar Island, N. C. 28520 


James E. Dickinson, Route 1, Box 640, Beaufort, N.C. 28516 


Ralph Flowers, P.O. Box 13, Dover, N.C. 28526 


Allison Brooks, Harkers Island, N.C. 28531 


Evelyn Werthwein, Route 1, Havelock, N.C. 28532 



Norwood R. Sanders, Jr., 130 Gleen Drive, Havelock, N.C. 28532 


Dan Ewlng, P.O. Box 119, Havelock, N.C. 28532 

William Boykin, 114 Stratford Rd., Havelock, N.C. 28532 

Helen Jennings, 133 Piney Green Road, Midway Park, N.C. 28544 


Rhyne Garris, 792 River Ct., Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 

Mrs. Rhyne Garris, 792 River Ct., Jacksonville, N.C. 285^0 


Mrs. Ann Zang, 1021 River Road, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 


Annie Laurie Beasley, 8 Bayview Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 

Tommy Johnson, 1202 Decatur Road, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540 
Anita Lewis, Smyrna, N.C. 28579 

Elwood Morris, Box 46, Maysville, N.C. 28555 

Katherine Costin, Route 3, Hubert, N.C. 28504 


Mrs. Tom Noe, 105 Yaupon Terrace, Morehead City, N.C. 28557 
Mrs. W. C. Hackler, Route 3, Box 818, Morehead City, N.C. 28557 
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Roderick Larsen, 229 N. Yaupon Terrace, Morehead City, N.C. 2855 f 



Nathan Gillikin, P.O. Box 14, Morehead City, N.C. 28557 


W. C. Chadwick, P.O. Box 567, New Bern, N.C. 28560 

John Morton, P.O. Box 614, New Bern, N.C. 28560 


Mrs. Richard Cooper, 408 W. Wilson Creek Dr., New Bern, N.C. 28560 

R. G. Shell, 4538 Rivershore Drive, New Bern, N.C. 28560 


Nat Dixon, P.O. Box 2607, New Bern, N.C. 28560 


Tyler Dunlap, 1414 Park Ave., New Bern, N.C. 28560 

Harold Sides, 2602 Sunset Drive, New Bern, N.C. 28560 

Amos Parker, P.O. Box 179, Newport, N.C. 28570 
Mrs. Amos Parker, P.O. Box 179, Newport, N.C. 28570 

Dean Veal, P. 0. Box 291, Oriental, N.C. 28571 

Verne Woodard, Box 27, Stonewall, N.C. 28583 
P. E. McCotter, Sr., Alliance, N.C. 28509 

Annie Chapman, Box 151, Pollocksville, N.C. 28573 

Paul VonCannon, Box 574, Richlands, N.C. 28574 

Larry Hinson, Box 253, Beulaville, N.C. 28518 

Edna Conner, 4702 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, N.C. 28560 

James Lewis, 21 Oak Grove Road, Newport, N.C. 28670 

Hilton Moore, 205 E. New Bern Road, Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Orlando Powell, Route 1, Box 176, Sneads Ferry, N.C. 28460 

Thomas Beachem, Route 2, Box 160, Beaufort, N.C. 28516 

Mr. Craig Lisk, Route 3, Swansboro, N.C. 28584 
Mrs. Craig Lisk, Route 3, Swansboro, N.C. 28584 

Bob Meadows, Route 1, Box 255, Pollocksville, N.C. 28573 

Hugh Sandlin, Verona, N.C. 28540 
Rosa Fulcher, Williston, N.C. 28589 


Jean*Hack, Box 752, Apex, N.C. 27502 


Arrington Gupton, Route 2, Box 291A, Franklinton, N.C. 27565 



Joe Boone, 421 Willowbrook Drive, Cary, N.C. 27511 

Mrs. Ed Craig, 1573 Fairlane Road, Cary, N.C. 27511 


James Earl Vann, 130 Bruce Drive, Cary, N.C. 27511 


William Hennis, 928 Hillview Drive, Cary, N.C. 27511 

Victor Jones, Cary, N.C. 27511 

David B. Bell, Route 2, Box 195, Raleigh, N.C. 27610 

Harold Wall, 3316 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27610 

Edith Jackson, 205 Hillsborough St., Franklinton, N.C. 27525 
Robert Sheets, Box 147, Willow Springs, N.C. 27592 




Bill Picket, 1000 Vandora Ave, Garner, N.C. 27529 

John H. Davis, 3900 Vesta Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27603 


Mrs. C. L. Byrd, 3608 Vesta Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27603 

Wanda Long, 4812 Camelia Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27603 

Alma Duke, 911 Bane Ave., Henderson, N.C. 27536 

James Middleton, Route 2, Garner, N.C. 27529 

Mary Lee Johnson, P. 0. Box , Holly Springs, N.C. 27540 

Alexander McAuslan, Route 1, Kimball Point, Box 152K, Manson, N.C. 27553 
Reynolds Perkinson, Division Street, Norlina, N.C. 27563 

Lucille Bullock, 4408 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 27610 

Lucy Wilson, Route 4, Box 424, Louisburg, N.C. 27549 

Beth Norrls, 621 N. Main St., Louisburg, N.C. 27549 
James L. Lanier, Jr., 128 Edgewood Dr., Louisburg, N.C. 27549 

Mrs. Thomas Perdue, Route 1, Louisburg, N.C. 2?549 

Mrs. Mamie King, Route 1, Box 102-E, Warrenton, N.C. 27589 

James Edwards, Route 2, Henderson, N.C. 27536 

Mrs. Iola Newton, Route 1, Henderson, N.C. 27536 

Barbara Ennis, Route 1, Box 255, Garner, N.C. 27529 

Oscar Baker, Box 154, Norlina, N.C. 27563 

Cliff Rogers, Route 1, Box 104A, Kittrell, N.C. 27544 


Mrs. Jo Rose, 4408 Woodbridge Court, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 


Lehman Johnson, 5005 Shamrock Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 

Earl Ogle, 6820 Candlewood Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27612 


Joyce McFarland, 756 St. George Rd., Raleigh, N.C. 27610 


Myron C. Banks, 2801 Rothgeb Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

Mrs. Herbert H. Cobb, 405 Ortega Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

Gene T. Wells, 4508 Bartlett Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 


Preston Page, 2114 Kipawa Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 

Raymond Talton, 2218 Whitman Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 


Mrs. Donald Fry, 2701 Hazelwood Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27608 

T. Harry Gatton, 3012 Eton Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27608 


George Deaton, Jr., 1304 Prat Court, Raleigh, N.C. 27606 

Ernest Whitcomb, 8717 O'Neal Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 


Mrs. Lizette Lewis, 926 Boylan St., Raleigh, N.C. 27605 


Carl Outlaw, 2533 Newbold St., Raleigh, N.C. 27603 


Garland Montague, 1000 Somerset Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27610 

Gladys Houck, 4329 Lambeth Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 


Mrs. Inez Mann, 5701 Holly Springs, Raleigh, N.C. 27606 


Mrs. Max Walker, 1204 Fairfax Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

Mrs. Leon Pryor, 3915 Sue Lane, Raleigh, N.C. 27604 


Dr. Ben Gravely, 7001 Buckhead Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

R. M. Duncan, Rt. 3, Box 282-J, Wake Forest, N.C. 27587 



Judy MeConnell, Route 6, Box 238-25, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 


David Moody, 3823 Ingram Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27604 

Francis Moody, 3823 Ingram Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27604 


Dr. Robert Brainard, 4910 Connell Dr., Raleigh, N.C. 27602 

W. Frank Rawley, 1209 Hunting Ridge Rd. , Raleigh, N.C. 27609 

Mrs. F. Benton Ham, 8412 Camelia Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27612 


R. Gage Smith, 1116 Norris St., Raleigh, N.C. 27604 

Jackson G. Shannon, 2606 Grant Ave., Raleigh, N.C. 26508 


Mrs. Erma Barber, 705 Klmbrough Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27608 


Don Fulford, 6617 Electra Drive, Raleigh, N.C. 27607 

Dr. Thad Busbice, 1221 Pioneer Court, Cary, N.C. 27511 


Cecil H. Flagg, 131 Lincoln Court, Raleigh, N.C. 27610 


Dr. William L. Bingham, 3117 Leonard St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607 

Nell Beasley, Route 3, Box 96, Louisburg, N.C. 27549 

Gerald Fuller, Route 6, Box 14-B, Henderson, N.C. 27536 

Mrs. Ruth Wiggins, Route 6, Box 290, Henderson, N.C. 27536 

Macon Becton, 559 N. College St., Wake Forest, N.C. 27687 

Mrs. Irma Rideout, Route 2, Box 39G, Warrenton, N.C. 27589 

Gordon Greene, Box 351, Warrenton, N.C. 27589 

C. B. Spain, Box 932, Wendell, N.C. 27591 

Wayne Davis, P.O. Box 353, Zebulon, N.C. 27597 
Rom Moser, 223 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, N.C. 27597 



Bobbie Britt, Route 2, Fairmont, N.C. 28340 

Kathleen Britt, Route 1, Orrum, N.C. 28369 


Edna Thompson, Route 3, Box 8, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 


J. B. Diggs, Route 1, Box 14, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Heath Carriker, Route 1, Box 280, Ellerbe, N.C. 28338 


John W. Armstrong, P. 0. Box 685, Fairmont, N.C. 28340 



Chris McEwen, Route 1, Box 355-C, Hamlet, N.C. 28345 


Hobson Cato, Route 2, Box J- 1 12, Hamlet, N.C. 28345 

Norman T. Gibson, Route 4, Box 440-A, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Alphonso Henry, P. 0. Box 1293, Hamlet, N.C. 28345 

Jeanettea Kelly, Route 1, Box 29, Hoffman, N.C. 28352 

Pate Daniels, P.O. Box 17, Laurel Hill, N.C. 28351 


Melvin Sellers, Route 5, Box 122, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 


Mrs. Edna Kinlaw, 1155 South Pine St., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 

Mrs. Sara Gill, 403 Prince St., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 


Mrs. Linda Leak, 402 Creedle St., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 

Mrs. Thelma Stewart, Route 1, Box 178, Gibson, N.C. 28343 



Mrs. Pattle Sue Rice, 2008 Lake Drive, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 


Winsworth Fields, 507 Cypress St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 


Herbie Oxendine, 3250 W. 5th St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 


L.D. Hunnings, 3202 Barker St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 

Mrs. L. D. Hunnings, 3202 Barker St., Lumberton, N.C. 28358 


Mrs. George H. Briley, P.O. Box 843, Lumberton, N.C. 28358 

Ruth Musselwhite, Route 7, Box 557, Lumberton, N.C. 28358 


Anne B. McNair, 1126 Hammond Dr., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 


John Hasty, Box 338, Lombard St., Maxton, N.C. 28364 

Mrs. Mildred Clayton, Route 1, Box 134, Raeford, N.C. 28376 

Bob Rankin, Route 1, Ellerbe, N.C. 28338 

Mary Jane Hall, Box 235, Parkton, N.C. 28371 

Theodore Lowry, Route 3, Box 258, Rowland, N.C. 28383 

Gay Yolanda Purcell, Route 3, Box 325, Rowland, N.C. 28383 

Flossie McNair, 810 McGirt Bridge Road, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352 

Adolph L. Dial, Route 2, Box 295, Pembroke, N.C. 28372 
Myrtle Lowry, Route 3, Box 254, Rowland, N.C. 28383 


Trula McKeithan, P.O. Box 443, Red Springs, N. C. 28377 


Gaynelle McMaster, 100 McRae Street, Red Springs, N.C. 28377 

William Foster Jacobs, Route 2, Box 754-B, Pembroke, N.C. 28372 


Mr. Eli Brown, 204 Hannah Picket Ave., Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Annie Laurie Mcintosh, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 

Mrs. Dan Skreen, Route 2, Box 373, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Robert Diggs, Route 4, Box 147, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Mrs. Lucille Patterson, P.O. Box 662, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Mrs. Nancy Traynham, Route 2, Box 196, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


C. F. Watson, Jr., P.O. Box 125, Hoffman, N.C. 28347 


Horace Smith, 429 Curtis Drive, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Eugene Cribb, Route 2, Box 337, Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


George Spaulding, Route 1, Box 464, Rowland, N.C. 28383 


Mary B. Carroll, P.O. Box 551, Rowland, N.C. 28383 


Mrs. B. 0. Burns, Box 339, Rowland, N.C. 28383 


Robby Lowery, 1010-12 Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, N.C. 28379 

E. Harold Gibson, Route 1, Box 151, Gibson, N.C. 28343 
Dr. Craig Allen, Route 3, Box 50, Saint Pauls, N.C. 28384 



Jimmie Smith, Route 1, Box 84BC, Laurel Hill, N.C. 28351 


A. J. Riggan, Jr., P.O. Box 1005, Hamlet, N.C. 28345 



Mrs. Jane Picklesimer, Box 422, Bailey, N.C. 27807 


Mrs. Robert Reierson, P.O. Box 665, Battleboro, N.C. 27809 


Mr. Willie B. Aycock, Littleton, N.C. 27850 


Dr. Phil Taylor, Route 3, Eastern Shores, Littleton, N.C. 27850 


Mrs. E. T. Warren, Jr., Route 6, Box 242, Greenville, N.C. 27834 


Taylor Ward, P.O. Box 477, Conway, N.C. 27834 


Mrs. Polly Etheridge, Route 1, Elm City, N. C. 27822 


Mrs. Sam A. Dunn, 109 N. Church St., Enfield, N.C. 27823 


Mrs. W. B. McKeel, Route 1, Wilson, N.C. 27893 


Dora Colston, 230 Roanoke Rapids Rd., Gaston, N.C. 27832 


C. Gilbert Vaughan, Box 237, Halifax, N.C. 27839 


Mrs. Gene Cobb, Sr., Route 2, Box 435-A, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 


William Kermit White, Route 6, Box 208, Wilson, N.C. 27893 


Marvin Newsome, III., Box 43, Roanoke Shores, Littleton, N.C. 27850 


Mrs. Eunice Nichols, Route 1, Box 250-B, Sims, N.C. 27880 


Mr. Roscoe Hales, Middlesex, N.C. 27557 


James Hedgepeth, Route 2, Conway, N.C. 27820 


Mrs. Ruby Finch, Route 1, Bailey, N.C. 27807 


Mrs. Edith Barrow, 1809 West Nash Street, Wilson, N.C. 27893 


Mr. Walter Woodard, Route, Spring Hope, N.C. 27882 


Mrs. Lorraine May, P.O. Box 315, Nashville, N.C. 27856 


Ballard S. Gay, Box 7, Jackson, N.C. 27845 

Mrs. Garland Collier, Route 2, Box 381, Conway, N.C. 27820 


Mrs. Mary Measamer, P.O. Box 101, Pinetops, N.C. 27864 


Mr. William R. McLaughlin, Red Oak, N.C. 27868 


Mrs. Nannie Ellen Branch, Pine Street, Rich Square, N.C. 27869 


Alton Dickens, 205 Woodland Road, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 



L. L. Page, 221 Hunting Ridge Road, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 

L. Taylor Oakes, P.O. Box 627, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 278?0 


Mrs. Philena Jones, 114 E. 4th St., Apt. C, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 

Mrs. Louise Daughtry, 1207 Washington St., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 


Mrs. Sallie J. Hunter, 804 Pender St., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 


Mr. Galen Holder, 605 Greenwood Ave., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Mrs. Frances Jones, 344 Clifton Road, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 



Dr. Bruce Petteway, Route 2, Box 129, Battleboro, N.C. 27809 

Mrs. Relfe Edwards, 612 S. Taylor St., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 


Willard Hendricks, 1110 Compass Creek Drive, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 


Mrs. Phyllis Jacobs, 721 Parham St., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Mr. Herman Allen, 824 Peachtree St., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Mrs. Odell Winstead, Route 3, Box 289, Nashville, N.C. 27856 

Mrs. W. L. Pickette, 101 Cherry St., Scotland Neck, N.C. 27874 

Mrs. C. L. Vick, Seaboard, N.C. 27875 

Mr. Benny McCrary, Route 3, Box 195, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870 

Sandra Craft, Route 1, Box 160, Pleasant Hill, N.C. 27866 

Bill Nelson, P.O. Box 9, Spring Hope, N.C. 27822 


Floyd Morris, 802 Saint James St, Tarboro, N.C. 27886 


Mrs. Agnes Tharrington, 109 W. Phillips St., Tarboro, N.C. 27886 

Mr. Phil Beaman, 1413 Captains Road, Tarboro, N.C. 27886 

Bob Metcalf, P.O. Box 586, Weldon, N.C. 27890 

J. Curtis Hardee, Route 3, Enfield, N.C. 27823 

Mrs. Wiley Bradley, Box 355, Whitakers, N.C. 27891 


Mr. Everett Blake, 2208 Sulgrave, Wilson, N.C. 27893 

Dr. Walter S. Linville, Jr . , 603 W. Nash St., Wilson, N.C. 27893 


Mr. Atlas Newsome, 1203 Colonial Ave., Wilson, N.C. 27893 


Mrs. Joyce Wells, 1402 Raleigh Road, Wilson, N.C. 27893 
Mrs. Mattie Mae Smith, P.O. Box 213, Woodland, N.C. 27897 



Mrs. Marge Gschwind, 1307 N. Popular St., Aberdeen, N.C. 28315 

Mrs. Willie Sheppard, Route 1, Box 61, Aberdeen, N.C. 28315 


Mrs. Evette Henderson, Route 1, Box 118, Aberdeen, N.C. 28315 


Polly Wicker, Route 4, Box 790, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Mrs. Odell Bost, Westwood Apt., Troy, N.C. 27371 


John Talley, P.O. Box 378, Siler City, N.C. 27344 


Gilmer Badgett, Route 1, Box 1, Broadway, N.C. 27505 


Robert Elmore, Box 105, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 


Herndon Kendall, Route 1, Box 111, Biscoe, N.C. 27209 


Mrs. Robert Hyman, Box 331, Carthage, N.C. 28327 


Willie Spivey, Route 1, Box 966, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Lucy Petty, Route 1, Moncure, N.C. 27559 


Mrs. J. L. Fields, Box 18, Carthage, N.C. 28327 

Jesse Phillips, Route 1, Robbins, N.C. 27325 



Ed Harris, Jr., Box 115, Goldston, N.C. 27252 


Moyle Johnson, Route 5, Box 118, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Mrs. L. F. Meador, Box 118, Lemon Springs, N.C. 28355 


Weitzel Vonoannon, Route 2, Troy, N.C. 27371 


Hugh Stone, Route 6, Box 380, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514 


Willame Shock, Route 5, Box 513, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Freddie Maddox, Route 13, Box 257, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Howard Dorsett, Box 52, Mount Gilead, N.C. 27306 

Mrs. Sarah Jordan, Box 357, Mount Gilead, N.C. 27306 


Lenore Wilson, Route 5, Box 329, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 


Mrs. D. E. York, 105 Pinedale Dr., Rockingham, N.C. 28379 


Mrs. Ronnie Brewer, Route 1, Liberty, N.C. 27298 


Mrs. Edith Houser, Box 451, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 


Ruth McLaurin, Route 3, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 


Thurman Maness, Route 2, Robbins, N.C. 27325 


Bill Munden, Route 10, Box 128, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Mrs. H. T. Williams, Route 1, Box 135, Eagle Springs, N.C. 27242 

Mrs. Gurney Williams, Route 2, Box 923, Robbins, N.C. 27325 


Ed Moore, Route 1, Box JS, Jackson Springs, N. C. 27281 



Mrs. Harold Mann, 2624 Bellaire, Sanford, N.C. 27330 

Charles Burton, 1432 Alabama Dr., Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Mrs. Bernice Krick, 109 N. Third St., Sanford, N.C. 27330 

Bill Tompkins, 1414 Brentwood Place, Sanford, N.C. 27330 

Mettle Buie, Route 6, Box 110, Sanford, N.C. 27330 


Labon E. Hugh, Route 2, Box 156, Siler City, N.C. 27344 

Mrs. William R. Smith, Route 4, Box 35A, Siler City, N.C. 27344 


Shirley Owens, Homewood Acres, Siler City, N.C. 27344 

Newlin Shaw, Route 3, Graham, N.C. 27253 
Josie Ivey, Route 1, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349 

Thompson Hussey, Route 2, Box 396, Robbins, N.C. 27325 

Mrs. Helen Leverton, 54-B Pine Lake Dr., Whispering Pines, N.C. 28327 
Mrs. Libba Watson, 208 Rob Roy Road, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 

Riley Phillips, Box 445, Star, N.C. 27356 

Miriam Russell, Box 636, Troy, N.C. 27371 
Mrs. Lyn Worf, 714 Carson St., Troy, N.C. 27371 

Myrtle Hall, Route 1, Box 149, Troy, N.C. 27371 

Gladys T. Warren, Route 1, Box 192, Cameron, N. C. 28326 
Kermit Copland, Route 1, West End, N.C. 27276 




Ada Long, Route 1, Clarendon, N.C. 28342 

John Howard Ward, Route 1, Clarendon, N.C. 28342 


Claude Calloway, Route 5, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 


Cleo McCranie, Route 3, Supply, N.C. 28462 

Irene Milligan, Route 1, Bolivia, N.C. 28422 


Tommy Smith, Highway 1801, Bolton, N.C. 28423 


Mickey King, Route 1, Box 104, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 


Mrs. 0. W. Davis, Route 2, Box 342, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 


John D. Parks, Route 1, Box 332, Council, N.C. 28434 


Miss Margaret Baldwin, 102 N. Pine St., Chadbourn, N.C. 28431 


Advil Wallace, Box 134, Clarkton, N.C. 28433 


D. B. Willis, Route 1, Tar Heel, N.C. 28392 
Miller Guyton, Route 2, Bladenboro, N.C. 28320 

Mrs. J. M. Suggs, Box 371, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337 

J. M. Suggs, Box 371, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337 


Jimmie Scott, Fair Bluff, N.C. 28439 

Mrs. Hugh Nance, Cerro Gordo, N.C. 28430 


Ann W. Pennington, Route 1, Box 97, Hallsboro, N.C. 28442 


E. E. Grubbs, Jr., 203 E. Belvedere Dr., Hampstead, N.C. 28443 

Ray Nichols, Route 2, Harrells, N.C. 28444 


Mrs. Grace Wayne, Route 1, Box 161-A, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450 


Mrs. Majorie Stuckey, 320 Liveoak Dr., Yaupon Beach, N.C. 28461 


Mrs. Geneva Long, Route 4, Box 166, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 

W. E. Soles, Route 1, Box 386, Chadbourn, N.C. 28431 


Robert Carroll, Route 1, Riegelwood, N.C. 28456 

Althea Hargrove, Box 116, Riegelwood, N.C. 28456 


DeLeon Fennell, Route 1, Box 386, Rocky Point, N.C. 2845? 

Tommy Prescott, Route 1, Box 414, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 


Mrs. R. C. Hamilton, Jr. , Route 1, Box 551-DD, Wilmington, N.C. 28405 


Mrs. Gelene Russ, P.O. 335, Shallotte, N.C. 28459 


Ken Brown, Route 3, Box 2095, Shallotte, N.C. 28459 


R. L. Hewell, Route 3, Box 144, Supply, N.C. 28462 


Ray Walton, 201 E. Bay Street, Southport, N.C. 28461 

Carl Ward, Box 255, Long Beach, N.C. 28461 


Randall Burleson, 9 Williams St., Tabor City, N.C. 28463 


Viola Freeman, Route 2, Box 509, Leland, N.C. 28451 


Faye Lewis, P.O. Box 122, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337 


Jo Ann James, Burgaw, N.C. 28425 


Mrs. W. D. Brooks, Jr., P.O. Box 458, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 

Mrs. James High, P.O. Box 707, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 




Bill Ganey, Route 3, Box 206-C, Leland, N.C. 2845 1 


John Rhem, P.O. Box 339, Leland, N.C. 28451 

Eldridge Fergus, 2521 Canterbury Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 


Mr. L. E. Flodd, 909 Ewell Dr., Wilmington, N.C. 28403 

Mrs. L. E. Flodd, 909 Ewell Dr., Wilmington, N.C. 28403 


Leon West, 835 Masonboro Loop Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 


Mrs. Wade Pierce, 4419 Mockingbird Lane, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 

Ms. Lois Dixon, 426 Sierre Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 


Linda Bethea, 114 S. 10th St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401 


Laura Graham, Route 1, Box 166, Bolton, N.C. 28423 


Bill Hill, 2136 Monroe St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401 

Lillie Mae Clark, 810 Tennessee St., Wilmington, N.C. 28401 


Arvel E. Heafner, Jr., 1701 Lincoln Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 

Oli K. Beaty, 222 Windemere Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28405 


Mrs. L. B. Barton, 113 Windmere Road, Wilmington, N.C. 28405 

Mrs. Olivia Mattocks, 4921 Marlin Court, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 

Barbara Spake, 108 Westbrook Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28405 

E. D. Johnson, 24 Pelican Drive, Wrightsville Beach, N.C. 28480 
Mrs. E. D. Johnson, 24 Pelican Drive, Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 28480 


Mrs. Catherine Vick, 213 Dunhagen Place, Cary, NC 27511, President UMW 
Mrs. Jewel Brackett, 1004 Fair St., Burlington, NC 27215, President UMW 
Mrs. Robinette Husketh, Rt. 1, Box 200, Creedmoor, NC 27522, President UMVy 
Mrs. Margaret Saunders, Rt. 4, Elizabeth City, NC 27909, President UMW 
Mrs. Francis Townsend, 304 N. College St., Wallace, NC 28466, President UN 
Mrs. Carolyn S. Harris, P.O. Box 126, Swan Quarter, NC 27885, President W. 
Mrs. Anne Collins, 1200 Manchester Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609, President UMW 
Mrs. Doris Nichols, Rt. 3, Box 363, Rockingham, NC 28379, President UMW 
Mrs. Delores Yates, Rt. 2, Box 395, Stantonsburg, NC 27833, President UMW 
Mrs. Jeanne Rouse, P.O. Box 2576, Sanford, NC 27330, President UMW 
Becky Auman, 371 Hillcrest Drive, Henderson, NC 27536, President UMY 
Ernest Wendell, 1308 Kent St., Durham, NC 27707, President UMM 
R. B. Goforth, P.O. Box 745, Fayetteville, NC 28302, President UMM 

K. L. Meares, izu unariotte at., Kocicy Mount, wu ^foui, rresiaent UMM 
Raymond Atkins, Route 2, Box 202, Broadway, NC 27505, President UMM 
Dr. J. Allen Norris, Jr., 621 N.Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549, President UMN 
T. Frank Bennett, 2216 Canterbury Dr., Burlington, NC 27215, Dist.Lay Leac 
Dr. W. E. Hammond, P.O. Box 3054, Durham, NC 27705, District Lay Leader 
J. William Hurley, 313 Kirkwood Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28303, Dist.Lay Leac 
Matthew Perry, Jr., 1702 E. Mulberry St., Goldsboro.NC 27530, Dist.Lay Leac 
0. P. Miller, Jr., P.O. Box 98, Snow Hill, NC 28580, District Lay Leader 
Stanley Harrell, Box 400, Morehead City, NC 28557, District Lay Leader 
F. Steven Bryan, P.O.Box 143, Garner, NC 27529, District Lay Leader 
Dotsy Reynolds, 403 N. Randolph St., Rockingham, NC 28379, Dist. Lay Leade 
Robert C. Frazier, 215 Grace Dr., Wilson, NC 27893, District Lay Leader 
Roy Swaringer, P.O. Box 231, West End, NC 27376, District Lay Leader 
Charles Sneeden, 310 Buckner Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403, District Lay Leade 
Richard Williams, 410 S.4th St., Smithfield, NC 27577, Diaconal Min.Lay Ch 
Grier Garrick, 624 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, NC 28540, Equitabl 

Salaries Chairperson 
Randolph R. Few, 1502 Moreland Ave., Durham, NC 27^07, Finance ar 

Administration Lay Chairperson 


Mrs. Julia Williams, 1315 Crabapple Lane, Raleigh, NC 27607, Missions Lay 

Mrs. Bernlce D. Johnson, 507 Tuggle St., Durham, NC 27713, Board of Global 

Ms. Tibbie Roberts, 2004 Shepard St., Morehead City, NC 28557, Board of 

Global Ministries 
Bruce Hargrove, 1115 Kitt Place, Raleigh, NC 27610, Board of Publication 
Ms. Pamela Baker Lineberger, P.O. Box 533, Long Beach, NC 28461, Status 

and Role of Women 
Donald C. Craft, 516 Pembroke St., Ahoskie, NC 27910, General Conference 

Lay Delegate 
Mrs. Martha Garrick, 414 Woodland Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28540, General 

Conference Lay Delegate 
J. Nelson Gibson, P.O. Box 66, Gibson, NC 28343, General Conference Lay 

John M. Meares, 1006 Pond St., Cary, NC 27511, General Conference Lay 

Wade Pierce, 4419 Mockingbird Lane, Wilmington, NC 28403, General 

Conference Lay Delegate 
Paul C. Stark, 210 Calico Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557, General 

Conference Lay Delegate 
Ross Townes, 101 W. Alton St., Durham, NC 27707, General Conference Lay 

Frederick P. Brooks, 413 Granville Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, 

Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegate 
Minnie S. Chandler, 2811 Fairlawn Road, Durham, NC 27705, Jurisdictional 

Conference Lay Delegate 
J. E. Legates, 1333 Trailwood Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606, Jurisdictional 

Conference Lay Delegate 
Charles K. McAdams, 6916 Fernhill Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606, Jurisdictional 

Conference Lay Delegate 
L. H. Moore, Route 3, Maston, NC 28364, Jurisdictional Conference Lay 

Roger F. Searles, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC 27530, 

Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegate 
Marjorie M. Overman, 323 E. Cavenaugh St., Wallace, NC 28466, 

Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegate 
Louise M. Peterson, 429 Raynor Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301, 

Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegate 
Dr. Richard W. Pearce, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28301, 

Conference Lay Leader 


Josefa E. Bethea, P.O. Box 639, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Connie Bradshaw, 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 

Lisa Brown, 2331 La Vista Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Matthew Czagas, Route 9, Box 240, Burlington, NC 27215 

Loretta Hunt, P.O. Box 845, Pembroke, NC 28372 

Sara McMillan, P.O. Box 158, Cary, NC 27511 

Elizabeth Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 

Jane Moury, 1972 Shirley Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Marie Rogers, P.O. Box 190, Grimesland, NC 27837 

William D. Sabiston, IV, 117 Brooks Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607 

Karen Winbon, 201 N. Warren St., Greenville, NC 27834 


David A. Argo, Haymount UMC , 4823 Belford Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28304 
Miss Margaret A. Biddle, Front St. UMC, P.O. Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27215 
Mrs. Leslie A. C. Womack, P.O. Box 355, Norlina, NC 27563 
Mrs. Laura Davenport, Wilson First UMC, P.O.Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27893 
Mrs. Barbara E. Estes, Rocky Mount First UMC, 100 S. Church St., Rocky 

Mount, NC 27801 
Miss Phyllis L. Gantz, Benson Memorial UMC, 4706 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, 

NC 27612 
Robert H. Garrison, Jr., Hayes Barton UMC, P.O.Box 6096, Raleigh, NC 27628 
Harold D. Jacobs, Prospect UMC, Route 3, Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364 
Mrs. Marilyn Johnson, Garber UMC, 1408 Kimberly Road, New Bern, NC 28560 
Mrs. Bonnie Jones, Duke University, 3 Glenmore Drive, Durham, NC 27707 
Mrs. Tacoma O'Connor, Carr UMC, 513 N. Hyde Park Ave, Durham, NC 27703 

W. Donald Penley, Methodist Retirement Homes, 2616 Erwin Road, Durham, N 

Mrs. Mary J. Pierce Norton, Board Of Discipleship, P.O. Box 840, Nashville 

Tenn. 37202 
Roger F. Searles, St. Paul UMC, 204 E. Chestnut St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Mrs. Lois H. Stocks, Salem UMC, Rt. 3, Box 88, Greenville, NC 27834 
Stephen W. Vaughn, II, St. James UMC, 2000 E. Sixth St., Greenville, N 

Miss Wanda G. Walker, Hamlet First UMC, 344 Raleigh St., Hamlet, NC 28345 
William J. Weisser, Edenton St. UMC, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603 
Richard J. Williams, Centenary UMC, 4 10 S. Fourth St., Smithfield, NC 2757 
Miss Bernice Ballance, Retired, P.O. Box 247, Lillington, NC 27546 
Miss Ethelynde Ballance, Retired, P.O. Box 412, Raeford, NC 283 7 6 
Mrs. Alma W. Offutt, Retired, P.O. Box 1143, Kinston, NC 28501 



Note: This was formerly the Chronological Roll and is now alphabetically arranged for greater 
convenience and to provide a listing of the service records of conference members in full conneotlen, 
beth effeotive and retired. These records include only service in the North Carolina Conference. 
Please note that service years vary in value and the Conference Board of Pensions evaluate each year 
of aervloe in terms of annuity credit. The figures in the right hand column indicate the number of 
years service under episcopal appointment to the North Carolina Conference after being reoelved 
into the Conference. All questions concerning years applicable to annuity credits should be 
directed to the Board of Pensions. 


L.P. Years Not 

NAME Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

ADAMS, DENNIS MARION E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 10 

Roanoke Rapids, First Assoc, 1976; Goldsboro, Pine Forest, 1978; Campus Minister, Methodist 

College, 1980. 
AILLS, LOVELL ROY 5 E Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 24 

Lucama-Brietz Memorial, 1959; Providence, 1969; Hamlet-Fellowship, 1964; Pikesvllle- 

Jefferaon, 1969; Wilmington:Pine Valley, 1974; Zebulon, 1977; Bethany, 1983 . 
AITKEN, PAUL WESLEY 1 E Charleston, W.Va. 1952 1952 1955 31 

Trans, from W. Va., 1951; Leasburg, 1952; Roper, 1955; Duke Hospital, Chaplain, 1956. 
ALEXANDER, FRANKLIN LEE LA Fayetteville 1977 1972 5 

Fletoher's Chapel, 1979; Disability Leave, 1981; Leave of Absence, 1982. 
ALEXANDER, GAYLE THOMAS E New Bern 1957 1957 1960 26 

Trans, from Kentucky, 1950; Hebron-Chestnut Ridge, 1956; Trinity, 1962; Webb Avenue-Trinity, 

1969; Clinical Chaplain, Alamance Co. Mental Health Center, 1972. 
ALEXANDER, JOSEPH CULBRETH, Jr. E New Bern 1957 1957 1961 26 

Chapel Hill; Orange, 1958; Creedmoor, 1960; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1965; Ohio Univ., 

Graduate School, 1969; Western Carolina University, Asst. Prof, of Speech Communication 

and Rhetoric, 1973. 
ALLEN, DANNY GREGORY 3 E Fayetteville 1974 1971 1977 9 

Bethesda, 1971; Tarboro, St. James Assoc, 1972; Franklin, 1973; Franklinton, 1971 j 

Mt. Zion, 1977; Wendell, 1983. 
ALLEN, GORDON EDMOND, JR. 7.5 E Durham 1969 1956 1958 22 

Nash Charge, 1953; Seven Springs, 1956; Providence-Falling Creek, 1957; Currituck, 

1961; South Mills, 1963; Kittrell-Plank Chapel, 1966; Person Street, 1970; Wesley's Chapel, 

1972; Center, 1973; Sabbatical, 1974; Harrels, 1975; Midway-Bethlehem, 1977; Jerusalem- 

Zion, 1981; Allensville-Trinity , 1982. 
ANDREWS, CHESTER J. R Greenville 1931 1933 1935 4 1 

Scotts Hill, 1932; Maysville, 1933; Warsaw, 1937; Avenue-Fountain Place, 1940; Maxton, 

1945; Chadbourn, 1948; Rosemary, 1949; Robbins, 1953; Ahoskie, 1957; Mount Gilead, 1960; 

Fifth Avenue, 1964; Hertford, 1968; Retired, 1972. 
ANDREWS, JOHN CLEVELAND E Rooky Mount 1960 1960 1965 23 

Duke Div. School, 1959; Jerusalem-Zion, 1960; City Road, 1964; Littleton, 1968; Maury-Mt. 

Herman, 1970; Hollands, 1975; Elm City, 1980. 
ARMSTRONG, EDWARD PORTER 1 E Wilson 1958 1958 1961 25 

Assoc, 1955; Waccamaw, 1958; Union Chapel, 1962; Fremont, 1964; Riverside, 1968; 

Riverdale, 1969; Pamlico Parish: Associate, 1976. 
ARMSTRONG, RALPH MARTIN E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 1 

Greenville: Associate, Jarvis Memorial, 1983. 
AUMAN, JAMES ALBERT 1 E Elizabeth City 1947 1952 1954 36 

Stern, 19*47; Four Oaks, 1947; Fayetteville Circuit, 1951; Garner, 1961; Association of 

Methodist Colleges, Raleigh, 1964; Highland, 1969; Jacksonville: Trinity, 1972; Wilmington 

District Superintendent, 1975; Henderson: First, 1981. 
AYC0CK, JOHNNIE D. E Elizabeth City 1917 1947 1919 36 

Rocky Mount: First, Assoc. 4 Ed. Director, 1948; Scotland Neck, 1919; Lumberton Circuit, 

1953; Ellerbe, 1957; Saxapahaw, 1960; West End, 1964; Wilson: Winstead, 1968; Snow Hill, 

Calvary, 1973; Havelock: First, 1975; Warsaw, 1977; Fremont, 1911. 
BAILY, JAMES HERBERT 5 E Wilson 1958 1958 1960 25 

South Carolina Conf . , 1953; Western NC Conf . , 1955; Trans. NC Conf . , 1956; Elm City, 

1956; West Nash, 1961; Weldon, 1965; Chestnut St., 1968; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial, 1974. 
BAKER, RANDALL E Knoxville, Tenn. 1953 1955 1957 26 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1956; Glendon, 1956; Haw River, 1957; Pittsboro, 1960; West 

Burlington, 1968; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1971; Wilmington: Wesley Memorial, 1978; Kinston: 

Queen St. , 1982. 
BALDRIDGE, ROBERT LEE 3 E Greenville 1956 1957 1959 27 

Red Oaks-Yorks Chapel, 1956; Pinetops-Conetoe, 1959; Glenwood, 1964; Conway, 1965; 

Maoedonla, 1968; Salem, 1973; Coordinator, Leadership and Development and Adult Work, 

Conference Council on Ministries, 1974; Wilm: Grace, 1980; Assoc. Dir. Conf. COM, 1983. 
BAME, ROBERT L. E Rocky Mount 1913 1913 1915 10 

West Halifax, 1913; Pikeville, 1917; La Grange, 1951; Southern Pines, 1951; Fifth 

Avenue, 1959; Hertford: First, 1961; Tarboro: St. James, 1968; Roxboro: Long Memorial, 

1973; Raleigh: Millbrook, 1977; Retired, 1983. 
BARBER, MORRIS LEE 1 E Ohio 1967 1967 1969 16 

Trans, from Ohio Conf., 1967; Banks-Grove Hill, 1969; Bahama: Mt. Bethel, 1973; Brooksdale 

Brookland, 1977; Pleasant Hill, 1982. 
BARBER, WILSON EDWARD E 1969 1969 1971 11 

Grace, 1969; Raleigh: Franklin, 1971; Mt. Zion, 1973; Erwin, 1975; Fayetteville: St. 

Andrews, 1979; Kitty Hawk, 1983. 
BARBOUR, BERRY OTHA 8 E Fayetteville 1971 1969 1977 9 

Wesley Memorial, 1966; Cotton, 1968; Hoke Ct., 1969; Kipling, 1972; Gatesville, 1977! 

Durham: St. Paul, 1981. 
BARFIELD, WARREN CLARK E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 10 

Wilmington: Wesley Memorial Assoc, 1975; Jerusalem-Bethel, 1977; Saxapahaw, 1979. 
BARRETT, TROY J. E Henderson 1916 1916 1918 37 

Dir. of Youth Work & State Dir. of Student Work, Durham, 1916; Broadway, 1919; Methodist 

Home for Children, 1952; Zebulon-Wendell, 1951; Zebulon, 1955; Wesley Memorial: Warrenton, 

1959; Cary: First United, 1964; New Bern: Centenary United, 1969; Jarvis Memorial, 1970 ( 

Durham: Epworth, 1971; Laurinburg: First, 1977; Smithfield: Centenary, 1981. 


Appointment Present Where 
Years Relation Admittec 

Years Not 
When Ordained Ordained Including 
Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

:::::: :::: ::::::::::::ilil 

HANI, KSNNETH E. I Wilmington 1951 1951 1951 

Air Force Chaplain, Lake Charles, LA, 1952; London, England, 1953; Maxton: St. Pauls, 

1i§4; Air Foroe Chaplain, Duluth, MN . , 1955; Swepsonville, 1958; U.S. Air Force Chaplain 

1960-1972; Retired from USAF, 1972; Sabbatical Leave, 1973; Fayettevllle, Hay Street 

Assoc, 1974 ; Leave of Absence, 1975; Parkton, 1978. 

Vaneeboro Circuit, 1956; Beech Grove, 1959; La 

Bethel, 1973- 

Culbreth Memorial, 1963; Chaplain, USAF, 1969. 

Rocky Mt: Associate, First, 1983. 

Harper's , 1956; Wesley Chapel, 1957; Franklin 

1ilii Garner, 1972; Kenansville Circuit, 1973; 

Transferred from West Ohio, 1976; Prof. Duke D 

Foundation Inc. , 1983. 

Lebanon, 197*4; Harrellsville, 1976; Fayetteville: Wesley Heights, 1978; Belgrade 

Tabernacle, 1980; Four Oaks, 1983. 

Transferred from Western North Carolina, 1977; Rockingham, 


Grange, 1961; 

New Bern: 















: Trinity, 1959; Spring Hill, 1961; Vanee, 

Fremont, 1976; Apex, 1981. 

Fayetteville 1976 1950 
Lv. School, 


1976; Ral: Exec. V.P. Meth. 
Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 

1977 1954 1956 
District Superintendent, 1977; 


of Global Min., Nat. Div., New York. 
R Elizabeth City 1947 1947 
1954; Kinnakeet, 1956; So. Camden, 1958; 

E Wilmington 1959 
1956; Pasquotank, 1957; Belhaven, 
Pleasant Hill, 1965; Cumberland, 



Administrative Assistant to Bishop, 1 

Special Appointment, Assoc. Gen. Sec. 

Roper, 1947; Alamance, 1952; Goldston 

1961; Smith, 1965; Retired, 1969. 

Battleboro, 1955; Richlands Circuit, 

Smith, 1961; Love Joy-Macedonia, 1964; 

1975; Rockingham: Pee Dee, 1981. 

Waccamaw Circuit, 1948; Gatesvill 

Waoeamaw, 1964; Cordova, 1967 

1973; Richlands, 1977; Ayden 

Durham: Aldersgate, 1 

Little Rock AFB, AK., 

AZ., 1969; Thule AFB, 

Missionary Candidate, 

1943; Pembroke: First. 

Missions Executive, 1958; Assoc, Wilson: First, 1972; Retired, 1981. 
BLAKE, RODGER RUSSELL E Fayetteville 1977 

Pine Level, 1977; Clarkton-Bluef ield, 1980; Whitakers, 1983. 

St. John's, 1965; Rocky Point, 1966; Bethel-Lebanon, 1967; Harrells, 

Square, 1969; Durham: Branson, 1972; Kipling-Cokesbury , 1981 

Asbury , 

1959 1961 
1959; Browning- 
1974; Pine Bluff, 

1951 1953 
Fairview, 1960; Lake 
Manteo: Mt. Olivet, 

E Wilmington 
951; Raleigh: St. Mark, 
Pembroke: First, 1968; Benson, 

E New Bern 1957 1957 1959 
958; Schilling AFB, Kansas, 1959; Mildenhall AB, England, 1961; 
1964; Clark AB, Republic of Philippines, 1967; Davis-Montham AFB, 
Greenland, 1972; Nellis AFB, NE, 1973; Langley AFB, 1977. 

R Durham 1941 1941 1941 
Board of Missions, 194 1; Missionary to Angola, Board of Missions, 
1949; Missionary to Angola, Board of Missions, 1952; Board of 




1960; Jenkins Memorial 

Rocky Mt. 1932 
1935; Spring Hope, 1938; Selma, 1942 
1954; Raleigh: Wesley Memorial, 1957; 


Harlowe-Oak Grove, 1954; Dover Circuit, 

Roseboro, 1971; Edenton, 1977. 

Burgaw, 1932; Warsaw-Magnolia, 1933; Edenton, 

Burlington, 1946; Carthage, 1950; Louisburg, 

Retired, 1961. 
BLUE, JOHN R. 2 E Maryvllle, Mo. 1952 1955 1956 

Trans. Mo. East Conf. , 1950; Vanceboro Circuit, 1954; Trans, to Mo. East Conf . , 1956 } 

Trans, from Mo. East Conf., St. John's , 1958; Princeton, 1959; Salem, 1963; Union Grove, 

1967; Chaplain VA Center, Martinburg, Va. , 1968; Chaplain, VA Hospital, Durham, 1971. 
B00GS, CLYDE S. R Winchester, Ky. 1934 1936 1938 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1937; Newport, 1937; Aurora, 1941; Chaplain, USA, 1943; Lakewood, 

1946; Mt. Gilead, 1951; Haymount, 1954; Clinton, 1957; Dist. Supt., Wilmington, 1961; 

Steele St., 1966; Richlands, 1970; Retired, 1973. 
BOGIE, EDWARD FRANKLIN E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 

Chapel-Warren Grove, 1975; Durham: Grace, 1977; Roxboro: Graoe, 1978 ; 


E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 
964; Saxapahaw, 1966; Fuquay-Varina, 1970; Emmanuel, 1976 i 
1978; Trans, to NC Conf., 1979; Winstead, 1979; Burlington: Davis St., 

Student, 1974; L 

Marrow's Chapel, 

Salemburg, 1962; Front Street 

Trans. 0k. Conf 

E00NE, DANIEL C. 6 R Rocky Mt. . 1943 

Walstonburg, 1937; Robersonville, 1938; Little Ct., 1942; Person St 

8ariand, 1948; Dover, 1949; Pink Hill, 1950; Pinetops, 1953; Bladen 

Norman, 1961; West End, 1963; Halifax, 1964; Stokes, 1968; Retired, 
BOONE, PAUL WENDELL E Harrisonburg, Va 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1957; Dublin, 1957; Lake Waccamaw 

1969; Troy: Trinity, 1970; Whiteville, 
Memorial, 1982. 

Robersonville, 1945 
Asbury, 1964; Dunn: 

Sandy Cross, 1941; 
Williamston, 1959; 
Retired, 1977. 


Marvin, 1945; Kenly, 1947; Seaboard 
Avenue, 1958; Wesley Memorial, 1962 
Sylvan, 1971; Fayetteville: Christ, 

1974; Rocky Mount: 

R Durham 
Clark St. , 1948; 
Divine St. , 1968; 

E Goldsboro 

1944 1945 
, 1945; Bynam, 1946| 

1955; Moncure, 1958; 

1956 1958 
1959; Carthage, 1963; Christ, 
Englewood, 1979; Roxboro; Long 

1941 1943 1945 
Norlina, 1951; Wendell, 1955; 
Wilmington: Trinity, 1973; 


1947 1949 
1951; Ellerbe, 1952; Lyon Memorial, 1955; Webb 
Mount Olive, 1966; Slier City: First, 1968; Mt. 
1975; Rose Hill, 1978; Carthage, 1980. 






; Rioh 









Years Not 
When Ordained Ordained Including 
Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

Monoure, 1964; Seaboard 

loveJoy-Macedonia, 1971 
Robersonville, 1982. 

Duke University, Dept. 
1970; Retired, 1981. 

Cedar Grove, 1961; Bonlee 
City Road, 1971; Raleigh: 

Osraooke-Portsmouth, 1939 
West End (LP), 1946; Old Hund 


2 E Goldsboro 
1967; Milwaukee, 1972; Rainbow, 1977; 

3 E Fayettevllle 
South Camden, 1977; Morehead City: Fr 


Long Beach, CA. 1939 

*oad, 1979. 




of Religion, Asst. Prof., 1919; Assoc. Prof., 1959 ; Full Pref . , 



1968; Elizabeth City: 

Elizabeth City: Pasquotank, 1973; 


Trans, from MO. Conf . , 1933; Wilmington: 
Sanford: St. Luke, 1938; Elizabeth City: 
Henderson: First, 1952; Burlington Dist. 
1960; Retired, 1961. 


E Greenville 
1966; Rocky Mt.:First, Min. of Ed., 
leasant Grove, 1977: Wilmington: Grace, 1983. 

R Fayettevllle 1939 1939 
Vancesboro, 1941; Stedman, 1945; Voluntary Location, 
(LP), 1954; Readmitted, 1982; Retired, 1982. 

E Fayettevllle 1976 1976 



Calvary, 1974; Mt. Zion, 1978; Smith, 1983. 

R Greensboro 1918 1920 1922 
Trinity, 1933; Chapel Hill: University, 193li 
First, 1943; Goldsboro: St. Paul, 1948; 
Superintendent, 1954; Exp.Dir. Higher Educa. , 

1978; Tabor City: 
1980 1980 
1952 1954 

Assoc. , 


, 1966; 

St. Paul, 


E Durham 1961 1961 1964 

Verona, 1960; Gilburg Charge, 1961; Knightdale, 1964; Fremont, 1968; Raleigh: Westover 
1969; Klnston: Queen St., 1975; Dist. Superintendent, Elizabeth City, 1980. 
BRASWELL, WILLIAM EDWARD 1 E Fayetteville 1979 1972 

Union Grove, 1971; Leave of Absence, 1974 ; Discontinued, 1976; Readmitted, 1979; 
Jacksonville: Trinity, 1979; Cordoba, 1981. 

Sandy Cross, 1957; Aulander, I960; Calvary, 1965; Retired, 1974. 
BRIDGES, LAWRENCE JAMES E Wilmington 1951 1951 

Shallotte-Camp, 1951; Princeton, 1955; Southport, 1957; Franklinton, 1961; Carr 
Wallace, 1970; Burlington: Grace, 1973; Garner: St. Andrews 
1982; Dublin, 1983. 
BR0ADWELL, ALLEN RAY E Fayetteville 

Roanoke Rapid:First, Assoc, 1979; Rocky Mount Parish, 1981 
BR0DIE, ROBERT S. 1 E Burlington 

West Halifax, 1949; Student, Univ. of Florida, 1950; Spring Hope, 1952; Sootland Neek, 
1957; St. James, Tarboro, 1959; Grifton, 1964; Zebulon, 1967; Hope Mills, 1971; Weldon; 
1975; Burlington: West Burlington, 1978; Gatesville, 1981. 
BROTHERS, LLOYD C. 1 R Wilson 1919 1918 1918 

Pastorial Record Info. Not Available. Retired. 
BROWN, ADRIAN E. R Raleigh 1922 1924 1926 

Stumpy Point, 1922; Garland, 1924; Haw River Circuit, 1926; Robersonville, 1930; Manteo 
1933; Moyock-Currltuek, 1937; Yanceyville, 1939; Parton, 1940; Bridgeton- Riverside, 
1945; Goldsboro Circuit, 1950; Grifton Circuit, 1952; Gaston, 1953; Maury, 1957; Jarvis 
Memorial, Assoc, 1959; Retired, 1962. 
BROWN, CHESTER D. E Greensboro 1951 1952 1953 

Glendon, 1951; Branson, 1955; Havelock: First, 1958; Laurel Hill, 1960; West Burlington 
1963; Bethesda, (Fairmont), 1968; Vass, 1970; Trinity, 1975; Go: Pine Forest, 1980. 
BROWN, JAMES C.P. E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 

Saxapahaw, 1950; Pittsboro, 1954; Lyon Memorial, 1958; Sunset Park, 1962; Williamston, 
1966; Kinston: Westminister, 1971; Morehead City: First, 1975; Rockingham: First, 1979 i 

E So. New Jersey 1973 1960 1962 
, Episcopal Home for Aging, Southern Pines, 1973 - 

E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 

E Va. Beach, Va. 1959 1959 1961 
Trans, from Va. , 1959; Franklin Memorial, 1962; Queens Creek-Oak Grove, 1964; Welloni 
Village, 1966; Kipling-Cokesbury . 1967; Maxton: St. Paul, 1971; Gardners, 1976; Hope 
Mills, 1978; East Rockingham, 1982. 

E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 
1976; Moncure, 1978; Sp. Appt., Dev. In tin 

Dist. Superintendent Sanford Dist., 

Trans, from Texas, 1973; Exec. Di 

Greenville: Associate, St. James, 


Student, 1974; Hayes Barton, Assoc 

Divinity School, 1982. 


E Buckhanon.W.Va. 1953 1954 1956 
Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1953; Burlington Circuit, 1953; Wrightsville Beaoh, 1956; 
Sunset Park, I960; Trinity Fairmont, 1961; Long Memorial-Roxboro, 1965; Trinity- 

Wesley Mane 

Wilmington: Trinity, 1972; Morehead City: First, 1973; Administrator 
Adm. , Harrison House, 1981. 


Student, 1977; St. Marks, Assoc 

Mlddleburg, 1976; Burlington Cir 

Asst., Trinity, 1960; Rock Creek 

1967; Burlington: St. Luke's, 19 

E Fayetteville 
Asbury, 1979. 

LA Fayetteville 
it, 1978; Leave of Absence, 1 

E Kinston 
1961; Silk Hope, 1962; Efland 
; Goldsboro: Salem, 1982. 

E Wilmington 










, US Army 


1962 1962 
Trans, from Ohio Conf ., 1958; Broadway, 1958; Grace, 1963; Lillington, 1968; Gardner! Fiflfc 
1970; Chapel Hill: University, 1974; Fayetteville: Hay St., 1978; Lumberton: Chestnut 
Street, 1980; Sp. Appoint., Com. Leadership Dev. and Adult Coord., 1982. 

BRYANT, TERRY ABBOTT 1 E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 

Franklin Circuit, 1975; Spring Hope, 1977; Bu: St. Pauls, 1980. 

BUNDY, ROBERT FRANCIS E New Bern 1957 1957 1960 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1957; Swan Quarter-Fairf ield, 1957; Riverside, 1961; Prinoeten, 
1966; Durham: Carr, 1970; Lillington, 1976; Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1980. 

BUNN, PAUL GRAYSON 1 E Fayetteville 1955 1956 1959 

Troy Circuit, 1955; Carver's Creek, 1958; BD. of Missions: Congo, 1959; Bethesda, 1962; 
Millbrook, 1968; Rockingham: First, 1971; Fayetteville, Haymount, 1975; Rocky Mount: 
First, 1980; Admin. Methodist Retirement Home, 1983- 

L.p. Years Not 

NAME Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

BURGESS, ROY 0. E Fayetteville 1973 1960 1962 10 

Trans, from Fla. , 1973; Wanchese, 1973; New Hope-Woodland, 1978; Atlantic, 1980. 
BURNSIDE, HERBERT WILLIAM, JR. E Fayetteville 1971 1962 1 9 61 * 12 

New Hope-Purley, 1971; Carver's Creek, 1972; Wesley Heights, 1975; Clinton Circuit, 1976; 

Sprlng-Garysbury, 1980; Milwaukee, 1983. o on <n0 „ 

BUTNER, RUFUS ERNEST, III E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 1 

Kinnakeet, 1983. 
BUTS0N.J0HN D. E Fayetteville 1977 6 

Trans, from Minn., 1977; Beech Grove, 1977; Hamlet: Fellowship, 1980; St . John-Oibien, 

BYERS, LEONARD C. E Fayetteville 1971 1971 1976 12 

Burlington, St. Luke, 1971; Chaplain, Va. 1975; Chaplain, Shelby Hospital, 1976. 
BYRD, ALBERT DEWITT, JR. E Kinston 1950 1955 1956 33 

Carvers Creek, 1950; Stedman, 1953; Person St., 1955; Plymouth, 1958; Whiteville, 1962; 

TroyiTrinlty, 1966; Grace, 1970; Weldon, 1971; Raleigh: Millbrook, 1971 ; Clinton: First, 

1977; Elizabeth City: First, 1981. 
BYRD, DOUGLAS LEON 3 E Rocky Mt. I960 1960 1962 23 

Candor, 1957; Carolina Beach: St. Pauls, 1960; Mt. Sylvan, 1964; Slier City: First, 197 1 f 

Beaufort: Ann Street, 1975; Ral: Children's Home, 1981. 
BYRD, NATHAN HOOKS E Richmond, Va. 1958 1960 1962 25 

Federal Point, 1952; Andrews-Soapstone, 1956; Trans, to Va. Conf., 1957; From Va. Conf. 

1959; Newland-Grace, 1959; Asbury-Pineview, 1963; Glendale Heights, 1964; Carrboro, 1968; 

Ahoskie, 1973; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1978; Sp. Apptmt., Dir. Pub. Rel., Meth. Ret. Homes, 

SAMIRON, ANGUS MCKAY E Brookland.NY 1951 1951 1953 32 

Trans. fromN.Y. East Conf., 1954; Mattamusket, 1954; Northhampton, 1960; Evansdale- 

Black Creek, 1966; Fayetteville: St. Andrews, 1969; Candor, 1975; Goldston, 1981. 
CAMERON, HUGH HARRIS E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 21 

Plnetops, 1964; Rocky Mount:First, 1966; West End, 1968; Chapel Hill: Amity, 1971; 

Council on Ministries Staff, 1976; Mt. Sylvan, 1980. 
CAMPBELL, CURTIS WILLIAM 2 E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1981 4 

Norlina, 1977; Burlington: Grace, 1982. 
CAMPBELL, DENNIS M. E Fayetteville 1968 1968 10 

Durham: Trinity, 1973; Assist. Prof, and Chairman Dept. of Religion, Converse College, 

1974; Dir., Cont. Ed., Duke Divinity, 1979; Dean, Duke Divinity School, 1983. 
CAPPS, CLINGMAN CARTER 2 E Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 24 

Fittaboro, 1957; Haw River, 1961; Murf reesboro, 1965; Sanford: Jonesboro, 1971; 

Richlands, 1973; Snow Hill, 1977; Havelock:First, 1981. 

Maybrook-Massey, 1961; New Sharon, 1963; Concord-Oak Grove, 1964; £ 

Durham- St. Paul. 1970; Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary, 1974; Kinston: Westmini 

Murfreesboro, 1980. 
CARRUTH, ROBERT KELLY E Fayetteville 1976 

Ral. St. Marks Assoc, 1979; Creswell, 1983. 
CARSON, ERIC E Fayetteville 1957 

Trans, from Irish Conf., 1974; Dir. Fayetteville Urban Ministries, 1974; 

Culbreth Memorial, 1977; Raleigh: Trinity, 1980. 
CARTER, THEODORE VON 5 E Fayetteville 1968 

Sanford Circuit, 1965; Granville-Vance, 1967; Raleigh: Wilson Temple, 

Galilee, 1983. 
CASIDY, HENRY WARREN E Fayetteville 1977 1977 1982 

Lucama-Sims, 1976; Laurinburg: Central, 1979; Mt. Zion, 1983. 
CHAFFIN, J. CLAUDE E Rocky Mt. 1943 1944 1945 

Louisburg Circuit, 1943; Swan Quarter, 1945; Murfreesboro, 1947; Perquimmons, 1951; Rleh 

Square, 1952; Duke's Chapel, 1954; Robbins, 1958; Carrboro, 1962; Mt. Gilead, 1964; Selma 

1969; Plymouth, 1970; Raleigh: Trinity, 1973; Hope Mills, 1975; Southport, 1978; 

Raleigh: Wesley Memorial, 1982. 
CHAMBERS, MARTIN R. R Memphis, Tn. 1919 1917 1921 

Asst. Mt. Tirzah-Rougemont, 1920; Murf reesboro-Winton, 1921; Williamston-Hamilton, 1922; 

Chowan Circuit, 1923; Trans, to Holston Conf., 1925; Trans, from North Georgia Conf., 
1945; Milton, 1946; Northmount, 1949; West Rockingham, 1950; Rowland, 1952; Tabor City; 

St. Paul, 1957; Retired, 1958. 
CHANDLER, DANIEL ROSS E Rocky Mt. I960 1960 1968 

Asst. Prof., Baruch College, City University of New York, 1971; Rudgers Univ., 1977. 
CHANDLER, GEORGE P. E Pulaski, Tn. 1958 1961 1961 

Trans, from Tenn. Conf., 1958; Student, Emory Univ., 1959; Instructor, Methodist College 
1963; Student: Emory University, 1966; Professor, Columbia College, 1967; Student, Union 

Theogolical, 1975; Columbia Coll. , Prof., 1981. 
CHEEK, WILLIAM HOYT E Raleigh 1954 1954 1954 

Union, 1954; Jefferson, 1957; Glenwood-Trinity, 1958; Seaboard, 1961; South River, 1965 i 

Conway, 1968; Roanoke Circuit, 1969; Belmont, 1971; Lemon-Springs, 1978; Rox: Longhurst, 
1980; Salem, 1982. 
CHEEZUM, CLYDE BURTON 1 E Rocky Mt. 1966 1958 1961 

Ridgeville, 1956; Bethel-Ebenezer, 196 1 ; South Synor, 1963; South Camden, 1965; Havelooki 

Cherry Point, 1972; Old Dock, 1975; Leave of Absence, 1978; Sneed's Ferry, 1980. 
CHERRY, C0RBIN LEE E Durham 1961 1961 1963 

Bath, 1963; Jefferson, 1965; Chaplain, 1968; Chaplain USA, 1971; Chaplain to NISA, 1974; 
CHRISMON, HAROLD M. 7 E Chapel Hill 1969 1967 1971 

Union-Newbegun, 1962; Snead's Grove-Tabernacle, 1966; Elm City, 1973; Raleigh: Trinity, 
1975; Vass, 1980. 
CLARKE, DAVID A. R Asheville 1917 1919 1921 

Pastoral Records not Available. Retired. 
CLARK, JAY EDWARD E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1982 

Loveioy-Macedonia, 1980; Raleigh: Macedonia, 1983. 
CLARK, WILLIAM THOMAS E Memphis 1959 1961 1964 

New Bern Circuit, 1957; Assoc, Washington, 1961; Hebron-Roper, 1962; Kinston Circuit, 
1963; Bethel, 1965; Kenansvllle-Woodland, 1967; Disability Leave, 1970; Elizabeth City: 
Riverside, 1971; Disability Leave, 1972; Pink Hill, 1973; New Bern: Riverside, 1977; 
Burlington: St. Pauls, 1978; Tyrrell, 1981; Bethany, 1982. 






I; Fayetteville: 

I972; Lai 



Appointment Present 
Years Relation 

Where When 
Admitted Admittec 




iern 1957 
Newport: St. James, 











CLEMENTS, WILLIAM EARL E Fayetteville 1973 

Gaston, 1973; Caledonia, 1976; Creswell, 1979; Rockingham: Glenwood. 1983. 
CLIFT, DAVID SPENCER E Fayetteville 1974 

Student, 1974; Orange, 1976. 
CLINE, JOHN MAXWELL .50 E Henderson 1946 1946 1948 

Dublin Circuit, 1945; Bynum Charge, 1948; Durham: Bethany, 1952; Beaufort: Ann Street. 
1917) Slier City: First, 1961; Raleigh: Fairmont, 1964; Burlington: Front Street 
™2?I 0; ,£g££X 2t,\' 5iS trict Superintendent, 1974; Raleigh: Highland, 1980. 
COBLE, JOSEPH FILLMORE R Albemarle 1936 1937 1937 

Union Grove, 1937; Glen Raven, 1938; Tabor City, 1942; Northhampton, 1947; Biscoe. 1952 J 

Methodist Retirement Home, 1955; Retired, 1977. 
C0ILE, JAMES HENRY 4 E Goldsboro 1967 1967 1970 

Kenly, 1963; Lucama, 1963; Bethlehem-Shady Grove, 1966; Oriental (Pamlico Parish) 1970- 

Trenton, 1971; Hubert, 1976; Hebron, 1977; GO: Providence, 1980. 
COLLINS, THOMAS ASA E Raleigh 1944 19H4 19116 

Gatesville, 1944; Wesley Memorial, 1949; Executive Sec. Bd. of Missions, 1953; President 

Wesleyan College, 1959; Roanoke Rapids:First, 1975; Raleigh: St. Marks, 1980 
COMMANDER, RICHARD T. E Kinston 1950 1950 1956 

Northgates, 1950; Elizabeth City: Riverside, 1954; Hamlet: Fellowship, 1959; Burlington: 

Faith, I960; Fayetteville: Campground, 1965; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1969; Raleigh: Fairmont, 
1971J Greenville, Dlst. Supt. , 1975; Jacksonville: Trinity, 1981. 
COMPTON, STEPHEN CHARLES E Fayetteville 1977 1977 198I 

Student Pastor, Chestnut Ridge, 1978; Salem (Person County), 1980. 
CONNOR, WILLIAM OLIVER 6 R New Bern 1957 1953 1956 

Mattamusket, 1951; Warren Circuit, 1953; Salem, 1957; Salemburg, 1958; Ebenezer-Westwood, 
1962; Northgates, 1964; Lumberton Circuit, 1966; Roberdell, 1970; Bonlee, 1971; Garland. 
1973; Harrells, 1974; Disability, 1975; Retired, 1976. 

Weldon, 1983. 

Trans, from Genesse, N.Y. Conf . , South Mills, 1957; 

1970; Carrboro, 1973; Hookerton, 1976; Hertford, 19 
COPE, ROGER DALE E Fayetteville 

Asbury-Tuscarora, 1978. 

Goldston Charge, 1969; Chaplain, USA, 1970. 

Student, 1974; Wesley Heights, 1976; Durham: Trinity, Assoc, 

Williston-Stacy, 1983. 

Durham, Duke University, 1969; Trans., 1974; Dean of Students, Duke University, 197*4 . 
CRAWLEY, HYDER FERGUSON 6 E Rocky Mt. 1960 1956 1958 

Wesley Memorial, 1954; Jamesville, 1959; Eureka-Yelverton, 1963; Kenly: Kenly-Buckhorn, 

1968; Washington: Asbury, 1972; Morehead City: Franklin Memorial, 1974; Rainbow, 1979. 
CREECH, CLYDE MCGEE 2 E Wilson 1958 1958 1961 

Goldsboro Circuit, 1956; Micro-Fellowship, 1959; Spring Hill, 1963; Airboro-Garris 

Chapel, 1968; Garris Chapel, 1969. 

Edenton St. Assoc, 1970; Ocracoke, 1974; Warsaw, 1981. 
CREW, JOHN ROGERS, JR. R Lake Junaluska 

Trans, from West .N .C .Conf . , 1966; Goldston, 1966 ; Withdrawn, 

Retired, 1981. 

Walstonburg, 1936; Carboro, 1937; Lillington, 

1952; Havelock: Cherry Point, 1955; Enfield, 

Avenue, 1974; Retired, 1981. 
CR0TWELL, HELEN GRAY E Fayetteville 1973 1973 

Duke University Chapel, 1973; Banks-Grove Hill, 1979; Wake Forest, 1983. 
CROW, WILLIAM ADDISON .50 R New Bern 1936 1938 

Ocracoke, 1936; Grimesland, 1939; Richland, 1941; Ellzabethtown, 1949; Warrento 

Franklinton, 1959; Robbins, 1961; St. Johns-Gibson, 1967; Retired, 1969. 
CROWDER, WILLIAM RANKIN 2 E Greenville 1948 1951 1953 

Vanoesboro, 1946; Dover, 1950; Hookerton, 1954; Selma: Edgerton Memorial, 1960; Warsaw, 

1964; Burlington: St. Pauls, 1968; Goldsboro: Daniels, 1973. 
CRUM, JOHN HAMMOND E Durham 1953 1955 1956 

Pleasant Grove, 1953; Wynnewood Park, 1956; Hope Mills, 1960; Moncure Charge, 1961; N.C. 

Counoll of Churches, 1964; Student, Boston Univ. School of Theology, 1969; Roanoke Ct., 

1971; Benson, 1973; Elizabeth City: City Road, 1977; Mount Zion, 1979. 
CRUTCHFIELD, GILBERT WESLEY R Rocky Mt. 1943 1943 1945 

Kitty Hawk, 1943; Pinebluff, 1945; Carrboro, 1949; Tabor City, 1953; Wilmington: Sunset 

Park, 1954; Elizabeth City: City Road, 1956; Fayetteville: Christ, 1960; Roanoke Rapids: 

Rosemary, 1964; Fuquay-Varina, 1966; Warrenton: Wesley Memorial, 1970; Retired, 1972. 
CUCARE, NICHOLAS R Fayetteville 1976 1950 1954 

Trans, from West Ohio, 1976; Lumberton: Asbury-Pineview, 1976; Retired, 1980. 
CUMMINGS, SIMEON FOSTER E Durham 1953 1956 1958 

Prospect, 1953; Coordinator, Outreach, Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973; Robeson County 

Cooperative Ministries, 1978. 

Years Not 
LP Years 


New Sharon, 1981 

1980 1983 



1966 1947 
1969; Readmitted, 



New Bern 

1936 1938 1940 
1938; Moyock, 1943; Warsaw, 1948; Branaon, 
1960; Oxford, 1970; Wilmington: Fifth 




Ral: Wilson Temple, 1983. 

Trans, from Genessee Conf 

Core Creek, 1972; Stokes, 


Wynnwood Park, 1966; Student UNC-CH 

Juvenile Counselor, 1975. 



R Genessee Conf. 1939 1938 1940 
, 1950; Prof. Duke Univ. Divinity School, 1950; Retired, 1979. 

E Fayetteville 1971 1971 1975 
1974; Student, ECU, 1974; Shady Grove, 1976; Caswell Center, 

E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 
; Dir., Union Co. Mental Health Center, 1971| 

L.P. Years Not 

NAME Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained InoludinS 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

DANIEL, DAVID EASON E Burlington 1964 1964 1966 19 

Louisburg College, 1963; Vice-President Louisburg College, 1972; Student Grad. School, 

NCSU, 1973; Isothermal College, 1975; Pres. Wilkes Comm. College, 1981. 
DANIEL, MARVIN FRANCIS E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1982 2 

Calvary, 1979; Hampstead, 1983- 
DANIELS, FRANKLIN D. E Virginia 1960 I960 1963 22 

Trans, from Va. Conf . , 1963; Methodist Home for Children, 1963; Chaplain, USA, 1967. 
DAVIDSON, BARNEY LEE E Sanford 1949 1949 1951 34 

Trans, from West Texas Conf., 1950; North Mount, 1950; Cary: First, 1954; Morehead: 

First, 1959; Dist. Supt.,1963; Goldsboro: St. Paul, 1967; Wilson: First, 1975; Dist. 

Supt., Burlington, 1978. 
DAVIS, CARLTON EARL LA Raleigh 1965 1965 1968 17 

Tabernacle, 1965; Student, Duke University, 1967; Chaplain, Intern., 1968; Chaplain, 

Maeon-Blbb Mental Health Center, Macon, Ga., 1973; Leave of Absence, 1982. 
DAVIS, GERRY GERARD E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1979 7 

West Halifax, 1975; Conway, 1977; Pikeville-Mt. Carmel, 1982. 
DAVIS, HARVEY LAUDIS R Raleigh 1922 1924 1926 39 

Duke, 1922; Jones Circuit, 1924; Newport-Harlowe, 1925; Lakewood, 1927; Epworth-Wesley , 

1930; Pittsboro, 1934; Richlands-Jacksonville, 1935; Littleton, 1939; Farmville, 194B| 

Warrenton, 1952; Elizabethtown, 1954; Retired, 1961. 
DAVIS, HERBERT CHARLES 11 E Fayetteville 1975 1966 1978 8 

Shady Grove, 1964; Stonewall, 1967; Pamlico Parish, 1970; Gatesville, 1971; Edgecombe, 

1973; Pinetops-Conetoe, 1975; Havelock: First, 1977; Williamston: First, 1981. 
DAVIS, HERMAN FRED E Kinston 1950 1950 1951 33 

Pembroke, 1951; Fair Bluff, 1954; Elizabethtown, 1960. 
DAVIS, MICHAEL AYERS E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1980 7 

Temperance Hall-McKendree, 1977; Assoc, Rockingham: First, 1979; Northgatea, 1980. 
DAVIS, WOODY LYNN E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1982 2 

Kinston: Queen St., Assoc, 1980; Rocky Mt.: Northside, 1982. 
DEHART, MURRY LEE, JR. E Wilmington 1959 1959 I960 24 

Union Methodist Church, 1959; Northgates Charge, 1961; Shallotte: Camp, 1963; Sunset 

Park, 1967; Saxapahaw, 1970; Pittsboro: First, 1974; Rockingham: Pee Dee, 1979; Pinetops, 

Conetoe, 1981; Raleigh: St. Marks, Assoc, 1983. 
DESROSIERS, NORMAN A. E Wilmington 1951 1951 1951 32 

Butner Meth. Church, 1949; Chaplain, John Umstead Hospital, 1951; Walnut-Grove-Carr , 

1958; Supt. N.C. Alcoholic Rehab. Center, Butner, 1959; N.C. Alcoholic Rehab. Center, 

Black Mountain, 1977; Psych., So. Dept. of Mental Health., 1979. 
DICKENS, JAN JOHNSON E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1980 7 

New Hope, 1979; Chaplain, USAF, 1982. 
DILLMAN, LEWIS ALBERT E Durham 1953 1953 1956 30 

Camp Glen(Now St. Peter's), 1953; Trenton, 1954; Garber, 1959; Pine Forest, 1964; St. 

Paul (Assoc), 1968; Conway, 1969; Hebron, 1975; Scotland Neck, 1977; Hatteras, 1983 . 
DIXON, SAMUEL WILLIAMS, JR. E Fayetteville 1974 1971 1976 9 

Ineada Ferry, 1975; Durham Parish, 1979; Swepsonville, 1980. 
D0DS0N, JERRY STEPHEN E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 9 

Union Grove, 1974; Salem, 1977; New Hope, 1982. 
D0DS0N, LEWIS HARDIE R High Point 1953 1955 1958 30 

Trans, from Florida Conf., I960; Stonewall, 1960; Mt. Pleasant, 1963; Mamers, 1964; 

Institute, 1966; Sabbatical Leave, 1967; Pollocksville, 1968; Sandhills, 1969; Wrightsboro, 

1971; Center, 1974; Disability Leave, 1976; Sharon, 1978; South Camden, 1979; Perquimmons, 

1981; Whiteville Center, 1982; Retired, 1983. 
D0DS0N, SAMUEL G, JR. 1 LA Burlington 1952 1955 1959 29 

Wesley Ct., 1951; Moncure, 1,953; Radford Coll., Wesley FDN (Special Appt.), 1954; Trans. 

to Ala. Conf., 1958; Trans, from Florida Conf., 1965; Norman Charge, 1966; Durham: 

Parkwood, 1969; Durham: St. Paul, 1974; Rockingham: First, 1977; Leave of Absence, 1978; 

Ooldston, 1979; Leave of Absence, 1981 . 
DOLLAR, PENNEY E. E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 1 

New Bern: Associate, Garber, 1 983 ■ 
D0UCETTE, LEONARD FRANK E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1968 8 

Student, 1975; Pollocksville, 1977; Hollands, Assoc, Edenton St., 1981. 
DRAPER, HOWARD DENNIS, JR. E Raleigh 1965 1965 1969 17 

Mamers, 1967; Star, 1970; Alcoholism Counselor, Halifax Co. Mental Health Center, 1973. 
DULANEY, EARL GEORGE E Fayetteville 1974 1971 1975 9 

Leesburg-Salem, 1974; Burlington: Grace, 1978; Benson, 1982. 
DUNLAP, DAVID R. E Fayetteville 1975 8 

Trans, from W. N.C: 1975; Fayetteville, 1975; Granville-Vance, 1980. 
DUNN, CLYDE HUGH E Wilmington 1951 1952 1953 32 

Student, 1951; St. John, 1953; Clayton, 1956; Missionary to S.E. Asia, 1959; Red Springs: 

Trinity, 1972; Farmville, 1976; Garner: First, 1981. 
DUPLISSEY, FREDERICK JOHN R Raleigh 1954 1954 1954 23 

N. Sates, 1954; Spring Lake, 1957; Hamlet: Fellowship, 1959; South River, 196 1 ; Fletcher's 

Chapel, 1965; New Sharon, 1967; Kenly-Buckhorn, 1972; Retired, 1977. 
SUTTON, JOHN HENRY, JR. E Fayetteville 1978 1978 1982 2 

Attending Brite Div. Sen. , 1978; Troy Circuit, 1980. 
IAKIN, CHARLES FRANCIS R Roanoke, Va. 1958 1958 1960 24 

Town Creek, 1958; Rocky Point, 1962; Trans, to Va. Conf., 1964; Trans, from Va. Conf., 

1965; Wesley's Chapel, 1965; Brogden, 1966; Bethel-Lebanon, 1969; Northhampton, 1970; 

CobbCt., 1975; Browning-Smith, 1979; Retired, 1982. 
EARLY, JOYCE VIRGIL R Washington 1934 1936 1938 41 

Mamers, 1934; Hillsboro, 1936; Yanceyville, 1940; Ayden, 1946; Dunn: Divine St., 1948; 

Smithfield: Centenary, 1952; Wilmington: Grace, 1956; Rockingham: First, 1960; Greenville: 

Jarvis Mem., 1967; Dist. Supt., Sanford, 1971; Dist. Supt., Rockingham, 1972; Retired, 

EARNHARDT, EDWIN LEE E Burlington 1952 1954 1957 31 

Greenville:St. James, 1952; Washington Ct., 1953; Pikeville, 1956; Goldsboro: 

Jefferson, 1958; Hookerton: Rainbow, 1962; Edenton, 1968; Jacksonville: Northwoods, 

1977; Rose Hill, 1980. 
EASON, STEVEN PHILLIP E Fayetteville 1977 1977 1980 6 

Moyock, 1979; Sp. Apptmt.,CPE Resp. Tidewater Pas. Coun. Serv., 1982. 

Appointment Present 
Years Relation 


Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 

Washington, 1960; Four 
Jonesboro, 1973; Troy: 

Trans, from Fla. Conf. 

6 E Rocky Mount 1960 
Oaks, 1962; Northwoods, 1966; Wesley Heights 
Trinity, 1978; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1982. 

R Rocky Mt. 1913 
1912; Haw River, 1912; Calvary, (Pembroke) , 1917 

Army, 1911-17, 18-19, 52-67; Spring Lake, 1967; 

Linden: Parker's Grove, 

1956 1918 
1969; Sanford: 

19J)U 19H4 
Chaplain, US 
1979; Retired, 



EDENS, NELSON PATE R Fayetteville 

Student, 1925; Kenansville, 1927; Hallsboro, 1930; Elizabethtown, 1932; Roseboro, 1936 { 
Tabor City, 1938; Maysville, 1912; Garner, 1915; Kittrell, 1917; Parkton, 1951; Laurel 
Hill, 1956; Person St., 1960; Institute, 1962; Retired, 1966; Wesley-Blacks Chapel, 1966; 
Retired, 1975. 

3 E Rocky Mt. 1966 1966 1969 
Mt. Pleasant United Meth.,1965; Assoc, Rockingham: First, 1969 j 
1971; Plnetops-Conetoe, 1977; Grifton, 1981. 

E Henderson 1916 1916 1918 
1950; Carrboro, 1951; Troy: Trinity, 1958; Raleigh: Highland, 
1969; Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 1971; Go: St. Paul, 1918. 

E Fayetteville 1977 1973 1981 
1976; Burlington: Faith, 1980. 

E Fayetteville 1979 1975 1977 
1979; Exec. Dir., Methodist Home for Children, 1979! 


Troy Circuit, 1962 

Wrightsville Beach 

Bethesda, 1916; Roseboro 

1961; Rocky Mount: First 

Bridgeton, 1972; Efland, 

Trans, from Central 111. Conf. 

Leave of Absence, 1983. 

Newton Grove, 1980. 

Ellis Chapel, 1968; Smith, 

Centenary, 1983. 

Trans, from W.N.C. Conf. , 

Olive-Smith, 1969; Retired 

Trans, from Northern Bap.Conv., 

1961; Grifton, 1967; Williamston 

Calvary Charge (Student Apptm.), 
St. Peters, 1963; Norlina, 1968; 




E Fayetteville 1968 1 
1970; Durham: Bethany, 1971; Fa: Campground, 19 

I960; Pembroke, 



1965; Lumberton-Mt. 



960; Red Springs, 

E Raleigh 1951 1951 1957 
951; Winstead, 1951; Garland: Garland, 1956; Benson, 
1971; DU: Bethany, 1980; Robbins: Tabernacle, 1983. 
R Greenville 1956 1956 1959 
1958; Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1958; Morehead City: 
Shallotte: Camp, 1971; Hubert, 1977. 
E Greenville 1918 
Pikeville, 1916; Stem, 1918; Maxton, 1951; Laurel Hill, 1952; Grifton 
Fairmont, 1965; Mebane, 1970; Rocky Mount: Englewood, 1971; Raleigh: 
Washington: First, 1980. 
ESTES, GAYLA GREENE E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 

Durham: Wellons-Bethseda, 1976; Assoc, Washington: First, 1979; Raleigh: Layden Mem., 
ESTES, JAMES HARVEY LA Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 

Durham: Wellons-Bethseda, 1976; Washington: Asbury, 1979; Leave of Absence, 1982; Spea 
Appt. Church and Comm. Worker, 1983. 
EVANS, WILLIE JAMES R Rocky Mount 1963 1957 1960 

Trans. fromS.C. Conf., 1963; Kinnakeet, 1963; Stumpy Point, 1967; Ocracoke, 1971; 
Hawkins-Tabor, 1973; Harrellsville, 1975; Disability Leave, 1976; Asbury-Pineview, 

1918 1950 
, 1956; Weldon, I960; 
Fairmont, 1979; 

1981; Retired, 1982 

Trans, from Western 

Western N.C. Conf. , 

1968; Swansboro, 1970 

Sneads Grove, 1973; Jarvis Mem. Assoc 

Grimesland, 1917; Eno, 1918; Garysburg 

1960; Sunset Park, 1961; Cherry Point, 

Trinity, 1971; Retired, 1978. 

E Lake Junaluska I960 1961 1961 
■i.C. Conf., I960; Christ Church, Cedar Cliff, 1960; Trans, to 
1963; Trans, from Western N.C. Conf., 1961; Fairview, 1961; Maysville, 
Hamlet: First, 1975; Cary: First, 1981; Durham: Duke Mem., 1982. 
E Fayetteville 1971 1971 1976 
1975; Dir., Camp Don-Lee, 1977. 
R Kinston 1950 1950 1953 
1952; Erwin, 1951; Person St., 1958; Fairmont, 
1962; Pee Dee, 1965; Robbins, 1970; New Bern: 

Saxapahaw, 1951; Franklinton, 1956; Highland, 

Raleigh 1951 1951 
1959; New Bern; Centenary, 1961; 


Qoldsboro'Dist. Supt., 1969;Asst. Dir., Duke Endowment, 1971; Director Rural Church 

Division, Duke Endowment, 1983. 

St. John-Gibson, 1927; Mt. Gilead, 1932; 

Wilmington: Trinity, 1915; Raleigh Dist. 

Front St., 1956; Greenville: Jarvis Mem. 

1973; Retired, 1976. 

Walstonburg-Tabernacle, 1953; Hay Street Assoc. 

R Wilson 
Roanoke Rapids: Firs 
Supt., 1950; Durham: 

1961; Burlington Dist. Supt 
Burlington 1952 

1928 1930 1932 
, 1935; Lumberton, 19391 
Duke Mem., 1951; Burlington: 
1967; Lillington, 

1961; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1965; Smithfield: Centenary, 1969; Raleigh 


Beech Grove, 1953; Newport, Westover, 1962; 

1971; Carr, 1976; DU : Duke"s Chapel, 1980. 

Rowland, 1969; Coats, 1969; Mt. Tabor, 1970 

1952 1953 
957; Snow Hill, 
Hayes Barton, 

Durham: Bethany, 


969; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 

First Assoc 

1976; Wallace, 1982. 

Student, Candler Sch. of Theology, 1976; P. 

Hickory Grove, 1980. 

Granville Ct., 1970; Brooksdale-Brookland, 

Trans., 1971; Caseworker, Durham Family Cc 

Rocky Mount 

Fayetteville 1976 
ioc , Sanford: St. Luke's, 

Fayetteville 1970 
1973; Chadbourn-Evergreen, 

Fayetteville 1971 
lseling Svc , 1976. 

1971 1975 
1971; La Grange, 

1978; Plney 


Appointment Present Where 
Years Relation Admittec 

Years Not 
When Ordained Ordained Including 
Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

FORTESCUE, FRANK WAHAB 6 R Greenville 1953 I960 

Chowan Charge, 1957; Oriental Charge, 1961; Currituck Charge, 1963; Hopewell-Mt, 
1966; St. Peter's, 1970; Pilmoor Mem., 1972; Retired, 197*4 . 

FOX, DOUGLAS EARL E Fayetteville 1976 

Raleigh: Wynnewood Park, 1975; Wesley Foundation, 1981. 


Conetoe, 1966; Spring Church-Garysburg, 

of Absence, 1978; Honorable Location, 1 

Trans, from Tenn-Kentucky Conf . , 1963; 

St. Elizabeth Hospital Washington, D.C., 196 

Moyock, 1973; Aulander, 1975; Chaplain, USA, 

Kitty Hawk, 1936; Roper, 1939; Aulande 

Fayetteville 1970 1970 
Attending Duke Div. School, 1970; 

80; Readmitted, 

R Nashville, 

North Carolina- 

1968; Chaplain 

E Durham 


New Bern 


1982; Cary: First (Assc 
Tn. 1961 1961 
Va., 1965- 67; Chaplair 
, 1973; Retired, 1981. 



.), 1982. 



St. Paul-Sandy Cross, 1945; Spring Ch.-Garysburg, 1948 

Clinton: Grace, I960; Branson Mem., 1963; Oxford Ct., 


Trans, from La. Conf., 1936; Midway, 1935; Spring Ch 

1936 1910 1943 
, 1942; Marvln-St. Paul, 1944; 

Roanoke St., 1952; Selma, 1956; 
968; Retired, 1974. 

La. 1932 1932 1936 
1937; Conway, 1944; Roxberei 

1955; Clinton, 1961; Disability Leave, 1974; 

E Goldsboro 1967 
1966; Laurel Hill, 1972; St. Paul 

Leni Memorial, 1950; Wilmington Supt 

Retired, 1977. 

Smyrna, 1962; St. Lukes, 1964; Milto 

Pleasant Hill, 1978; Carrboro, 1982. 

Williston-Sea Level-Stacy, 1978; Lou 

Missionary to Brazil, 1952. 

Henderson: First (Assoc), 1974; Mt. Carmel, 1975; Kinston: St 

Brodgen-Falling Creek, 1980; Beech Grove Rhems, 1983. 
GATTIS, WILLIAM HUGHES 1 E Fayetteville 19 

Oreve Chspel, 1967; Hebron, 1969; Hay St.(Min. of Ed.), 1971; Coo 

1964 1969 
s (RK), 1976; 

E Fayetteville 1978 1978 

isburg Circuit, 1981; Leave of Absence, 1983. 

E Kinston 1950 1950 

1974 1974 

of Youth Min. 




Social concerns, Conf. 

Luke, 1983. 

Trans, from N.Y. C 

Epworth, 1981. 

Clinton Circuit, 

Council on Ministries, 1973; New Bern: Garber, 1977; Sanford: St. 

E N.Y. Conf. 
1969; Spring Hope, 1969; Raleigh: 

Benson Mem. 




1966 19( 
1973; Durham: 


E W. Michigan 1970 1969 1970 
Trans, from West Michigan, 1970; Raleigh: Wesley Found., 1970; Raleigh: Hayes Barton 
(ASSOC.), 1971; Smithfleld: Whitley, 1972; Durham: Duke's Chapel, 1975; Lillington, 1980. 
GLASS, JOSEPH CONRAD, JR. E Fayetteville 1955 1956 1959 

Layden Mem., 1957; Raleigh: Bo. of Ed., 1960; Attending School NCSU, 1968; Asst. Prof., 
NCSU, 1971. 
8L0VER, MURRELL K. R Sanford 1949 1950 1951 

Dublin Circuit, 1948; Glen River, 1951; Chaplain, US Army, 1952; LaGrange, 1954; Chaplain, 
NC National Guard, 1955; Mt. Olive Circuit, 1956; Stantonsburg, 1957; Student ECU, 1958; 
Prof, at Presbyterian Junior Coll., 1959; Prof., Porter Military Acad., 1961; Prof., 
Chewan Coll., 1962; Student UNC Prof., Head of Chemical Dept.; Ferrum Coll., 1964; 
Hatteras, 1969; Pekin, 1970; Harker's Is., 1971; Student, ECU, Grad. Sen., 1971; Prof., 
0DU, Norfolk, 1973; Retired, 1975. 
GLOVER, ROBERT KEITH E Durham 1953 1953 1955 

Hay St., 1954; Maxton, 1955; Trans, from NC Conf., 1957; Trans, from NY Conf., 1968; 
Conf. Staff, 1969; Area Dir.: Rowan-Chowan Mental Health Svc, 
1977; Holly Springs, 1978; Assoc: Hayes Barton, 1981. 

Gnv. Jarvis, 1978; Chowan, 1982; Elizabeth City: First (Assoc. 

E Fayetteville 
30C, 1977; Perquimans, 1982. 

E Greenville 
Gordon-Conwell Div. Sen., Mass., 1973; Student, Boston Univ. 
Methodista, Costa Rica, 1976. 
Rocky Mt. 1932 


Greenville: Jarvis Mem., As 

South Mills, 1970; Student, 

Sohool of Theology, 1974; Teacher, Colegi 



Norlina, 1934; Rocky Mt.: Clark St., 1934; Red Oak Parish, 1938; Stantonsburg, 1939: 

Supernumerary Relation, 1943; Evansdale, 1944; Daniel Mem., 1948; Sabbatioal Leave, 195 1 1 

Pine Forest, 1952; Prof, of Louisburg Coll., 1954; Apex, 1962; Chaplain: Louisburg 

College, 1954; Rocky Mt.:St. Paul, 1972; Retired, 1977. 
000CH, RAY THOMAS E Fayetteville 1973 

Albemarle, 1974; Pittsboro Circuit, 1982. 
GOODWIN, DENNIS MELVIN E Fayetteville 1978 

Spring Hope, 1983. 
Q00DWIN, DURWARD T. R W.Va.Conf. 1958 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1958; Currituck, 1959; Swan Quarter, 1961; 

Maury, 1967; Hawkins-Tabor, 1970; Pinetops, 1971; Retired, 1972. 
GORE, ALBERT N..JR. E Starkville, Miss. 1954 



1936 1937 
Columbia, 1964; 

Trans, from N. Miss. Conf., 1954; Macedonia, 1954; Knightdale, 

Chaplain US Army, 1961; Albemarle Mental Health Center, 1975; 

Outer Banks Parish, 1983. 

Evansdale Black Creek, 1964; Chadbourn, 

Smyrna, 1972; Retired, 1974. 

Roxboro: Longhurst, 1973; Methodist Coll 

New Hope - Purley, 1983. 


1954 1957 
Perquimans, 1958; 
Sharon, 19791 


1957 1956 1960 
Shady Grove, 1969; Winston- 

Fayetteville 1974 

1977; Fayetteville: Trinity, 

Fayetteville 1978 





1974; Lea 

ve of 



), 1983. 











Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 


1936 1936 
1919; Washington: First, 
1964; Chm. Conf. Prog.Counoil, 

1941 1943 1944 
1916; Retired, 1974. 
1977 1977 1971 


Marvin, 1936; Warren Ct, 1911; Rich Square, 1945; Bethel, 

1953; Fairmont, 1958; St. Paul, 1961; Raleigh Dist. Supt., 

1969; Burlington Dist. Supt., 1973; Retired, 1978. 

Jaeksonville, 1941; Snow Hill, 1945; Supt., Oxford Orphanage, 

Hamlet, Assoc, 1977; Rich Square, 1979; Laurinburg: Central, 1983. 
GREEN, LAWRENCE AMON LA Raleigh 1954 1957 1919 

Evansdale-Winstead, 1950; Pasquotank, 1954; Oriental, 1957; Pollocksville, 1961; Riverside, 

1966; Candor, 1971; Smithfield: Whitney, 1975; Swepsonville, 1978; Leave of Absenoe, 

GREEN, JOHN THOMAS R New Bern 1936 1938 1940 

Rougemont, 1936; Four Oaks, 1940; Whitakers, 1944; Battleboro, 1946; Dir. Fam.Llfe Ed., 

N.C. Conf., Bd. of Christian Ed., 1949; Spec. Apptms.; Prof., Boston Univ., 1953; Prof., 

Florida St. Univ., 1958; Retired, 1976. 
GREGORY, WALTER BRYAN R Rocky Mt. 1943 1947 1949 

* City Rd. -White Mem., 1943; South Camden, 1944; Twon Creek, 1945; Stumpy Point, 1947! 

Hetteras, 1949; Kitty Hawk, 1953; Creswell, 1956; Whiteville Ct., 1957; Bathe, 1959; 

Harrellsville, 1962; Shallotte, 1963; Dublin, 1965; Garland, 1969; Bonlee, 1973! 

Disability Leave, 1974; Retired, 1980. 
GRILL, CHARLES FRANKLIN E Durham 1953 1953 1956 

Trans, from Ky. Conf., 1953; Epworth, 1953; Eno, 1953; Burgaw, 1956; Lillington, 196 1 ; 

Person St., 1966; Scotland Neck, 1970: Coor., Conf. Council on Ministries, 1973; Southern 

Pines, 1979; Fayetteville: Christ, 1981. 

E Rocky Mt. 1966 1957 1958 
1968; South Camden, 1972; Springs-Chapel, 1974j 
Louisburg Circuit, 1983. 

E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1977 
1971; Stem-Bullock, 1972; Goldsboro: St. Paul's Assoc, 


Lanes-Bethany, 1965; Swan Quarter, 

Ooahen-Keener, 1976; Gaston, 1980; 

Pekin, 1970; Bethesda, 1970; Nash, 

1976; Star, 1979; Roseboro, 1983. 

Greensboro Coll. Dir. of Student Affairs, 

Greens, 1978. 

Sanford: St. Luke, Assoc 

Merritts-Ebenezer, 1973; 

1981! Pilmoor Mem. , 1982 

Attending Duke Div. Sch. 

Student, 1974; Hay St. Assoc 

Iredell Mem. Hosp. , 1982. 

Marvin, 1966; St. John's, 1968; Cente 

E Fayetteville 1970 1970 1976 
1975; Dir. Pastor Care, Wesley Long Home 4 

E Durham 1972 

, 1973; Clinton: Graoe, 1978. 

1 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 

New Sharon, 1975; Shiloh, 1977; Fayetteville: Johnson 

Goldsboro: Jefferson, 1983. 

JR. E Fayetteville 1978 

1978; Duke Mem., Assoc, 1980; Fletcher's 

E Fayetteville 1974 

Univ. of Ga., Med. Sch 



1976; Ir 

Chapel, 1982. 

1974 1977 
, 1981; Chaplain 

Chestnut Ridge, 

1977; Hope Mills, 19t 


1970 1978 
Louisburg Cirouit, 

Fayetteville 1978 1978 
, 1979; Morris Chapel, 1981; Chaplain, U.S 

E Fayetteville 1977 1977 
1978; Fayetteville: St. Andrews, 1983. 

E Durham 1953 1953 

1961; Star, 1964; Ebenezer, 1968; Bisooe 

Rocky Mt. 
1964; St. Peter' 

Rockingham: East, 






: Page 


1968; Victory, 1970; 

1975 1975 1979 
1978; Wendell, 1982 ; Ral: 





1975; Person St. , 

Cotton, 1974; Salemburg, 1975; Peki 

Wilmington: Aulander, 1977; Dublin, 

Pinebluff, 1953; Norman, 1957; Salem, 

Memorial, 1974; Disability Leave. 

Epworth, 1960; Moyock, 1961; Swan Quarter, 

South River, 1972; Disability Leave, 1974. 

Walnut Grove, 1975; Queen St. Assoc, 1977; 

Mlllbrook, 1983. 
HARPER, RUTH E. E Fayette 

St. John's-Gibson, 1977; Hamlet: Fellowship, 1983. 
HARRELL, HAYWOOD LINWOOD R Fayetteville 1939 1941 

Duke Ct., 1939; Dover, 1940; Seven Springs, 1943; Straits, 1946; Garris Chp.,1950; 

South River, 1954; Pink Hill, 1957; New Hope, 1962; Kipling-Cokesbury , 1966; 

Gatesville, 1967; Yanceyville, 1971; Pikesville-Mt.Carmel, 1974; Mt. Pleasant, 1976 ; 

Retired, 1977. 
HARRIS, DONALD LEE 12 E Rocky Mt. 1966 1964 1968 

Sandy Cross, 1954; Garysburg, 1957; Robersonville, 1962; Frankllnton, 1967 ; Rowland! 

First, 1969! Grifton, 1976; Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary, 1979; Morehead City: First, 1983- 
HARRIS, HYMN LEROY R Henderson 1930 1932 1934 

Pink Hill, 1929! Person St., 1934; Mayesville, 1937; Saxapahaw, 1942; Knightdale, 1946; 

Leave of Absence, 1947; Carolina Beach, 1949; Garland, 1950; West Rockingham, 1952! 

Cobb Cirouit, 1956; Macon Charge, 1960; Retired, 1963. 
HARRIS, JAMES HOWARD, JR. E Fayetteville 1973 1973 

Klnnakeet, 1974; Rockingham: Glenwood, 1978; Kenansville Parish, 1983. 
HARRIS, ROBERT GENTRY, JR. E Rocky Mt. 1960 1960 1963 

Trans, from W. N. C. Conf., 1959; Eno-Palmer's Grove, I960; Brookdale-Brookland, 1961; 

Parkwood, 1964; Chaplain, USA., 1967. 
HARRISON, RUSSELL SAGE R Washington 1934 1936 1938 

Dare Ct., 1934; Currituck, 1936; Southport, 1939; Cary, 1944; Fayetteville Ct. , 19171 

Mt. Olive, 1950; Oxford, 1954; Haymount, 1957; Grace, I960; Lumberton, 1962; Hamlet, 
1963; Epworth, 1965; Red Springs: Trinity, 1969; Fremont, 1972; Retired, 1976. 
HARVIN, DAVID LEWIS E Fayetteville 1975 1975 

Student, 1975; Trinity-Zion, 1976; Du: Carr, 1980. 

Trans. Va. Conf., 1973; Spring Hope, 1973; Angler, 1977. 



Appointment Present Where 
Years Relation Admitted 

HATHAWAY, OFFIE LEMUEL R Kinston 1929 1933 1935 

Duke Univ., 1929; Epworth, 1931; Epworth-Wesley , 1931; Selma, 1938; St. Paul, 1912; 
Graham, 1916; Silver City, 1951; Fayetteville Dist. Supt., 1953; Bd. of Missions, 1959 1 
Durham Dist. Supt., 1962; Gifts and Wills, Assoc. Dir. Stewardship and Communications, 
1970; Retired, 1973. 

HAWKINS, WADE 4 R Greenville 1970 1970 1972 

Rich Square, 1972; Retired, 1975. 

HEATH, CUYLER FREEMAN R Wilson 1928 1970 1972 

Chadbourn Charge, 1928; Graham Charge, 1932; Siler City Charge, 1936; Oxford, 1940) 
Washington, 1934; Clinton, 1949; Supt. E. City Dist. , 1953; Wilmington: Trinity, 1959; 
Conf. Dir. of Evangelism, 1960; Retired, 1966. 

HEDDEN, FORREST D. R Tampa, Fla. 1928 1931 1933 

South Camden Charge, 1931; St. Andrews-Duke Chapel, 1935; Epworth, 1936; Assoc. Edenton 
St., 1937; Loulsburg, 1940; Dunn, 1944; Lumberton, 1948; Methodist Home for Children, 
1952; Office of Finance and Field Svc, Bd. of Global Min. , 1956; Retired, 1970. 

HELMS, JULIAN BRICE, JR. 7 E Fayetteville 1977 1972 1979 

Magnolia, 1969; Smith-Roanoke Rapids, 1974; Four Oaks, 1976; Pinebluff, 1981. 

HERRING, CHARLES MALCOLM 1 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 

Grace, 1973; Roxboro: Grace, 1975; Oxford Circuit, 1977; Salem, 1977; Hopewell, 1980. 

HICKLE, STEVEN ANTHONY E Fayetteville 1975 1976 

Corinth-Antioch, 1975; Vanceboro Circuit, 1977; Haw River, 1981. 

HICKS, CRAWFORD BRYANT 8 E Raleigh 1965 1960 1963 

Hallsboro, 1965; Wrightsboro, 1967; West End, 1971; Hallsboro, 1976. 

HILL, ALTON PUGH, JR. E Kinston 1950 1950 1950 

Vanceboro, 1950; Trinity, 1954; Wesley Mem., 1958; Mebane, 1962; Morehead City: first, 
1968; Roanoke Rapids, 1973; Rockingham: First, 1975; Coord, of Resources, 1979. 

1978; St. Luke 


1973; Assoc. 

Fayetteville 1978 
Wrightsboro, 19€ 



Membership, 1975; 





1971; Ellerbe, 





1974; Hawkins 











Chapel Hill: Univ., Assoc. 

Aulander, 1971; Bethel-Rones, 

Maury-Mt. Herman, 1980. 

Grimesland, 1952; Falling Creek, 1954; Robersonville, 1956; Grace, I960; Wesley Hgta. 

1963; Salem, 1969; Cary: White Plains, 1973; Zebulon, 1975; Fairmont: Trinity, 

Snow Hill, 1981. 
HILL, RALPH MCCOY E Fayetteville 

Pasquotank, 1966; Harkers Island, 1967; Bell Arthur, 

Tabor, 1976; Hampstead, 1980; Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo, 

Trans, to NC Conf., 1977; Leasburg-Salem, 1978; Goshen-Keener, 

Davis St., 1974; Whitney Cross, 1978. 

Burgaw, 1951; Warsaw, 1952; Benson, 1954; Greenland, 1959; Tabor City, 1963; West Nash, 

1965; Lakewood, 1968; Burlington: Faith, 1972; Enfield, 1976; Windsor, 1978; Pittsboro: 

First, 1979; Mt. Zion, 1983. 
HIX, CLARENCE EUGENE, JR. R New Bern 1936 1938 1940 

Oriental, 1936; La Grange, 1939; Prof. Central Meth. Coll., 1943; Retired, 1976. 
H0BBS, JAMES LEE E Durham 1961 1961 1963 

Pikesville, 1961; Assoc, Hayes Barton, 1961; Meth. Student Center, ECU, 1962; St. Mark- 
Lanes Chapel, 1969; Vanceboro, 1972; Institute, 1975; Ocean View, 1977; Hebron, 1980. 
HOBBS, JOHN WHITFIELD 1 E Rocky Mt. 1966 1966 1970 

Stem-Bullock, 1963; Mt. Tabor, 1964; Elm City, 1970; Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1973; 

Roxboro: Long Mem., 1977; Approved Evangelist, 1978. 
HOBBS, MICHAEL BYRON E Fayetteville 1976 1976 

Rich Square, 1975; Goldsboro: Jefferson, 1979; Durham: Glendale Hgts, 1983. 
H8BQIN, HUBERT HOWARD R New Bern 1957 1957 

Leesburg, 1958; Mt. Herman, 1960; Lyon Mem., 1965; Student, NCSU, 1969; Dir., Student 

Aot. Rooklngham Comm. Coll., 1971; Dean of Fin. and Adm. Serv., Southside Comm. Coll., 

1980; Retired, 1982. 

New Hope, 1962; Walstonburg, 

Marvin, 1972; Robersonville, 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf. 

Campground, 1983. 

Trans, from No. N.Y. Con 

1982; Winstead, 1983. 

BU: Friendship, 1983. 
H0U0H, THOMAS BRYANT R Kinston 1929 

Swansboro, 1929; Millbrook, 1931; Garner, 1933; Swepsonville, 1937; 

Jaoksonvllle(Wilm. Dist.), 1952; Jacksonville (New Bern), Lumberton, 

Dist. Supt., 1962; Rockingham: First, 1967; Retired, 1971. 
HOUSE, THOMAS HOLMES 2 R Knoxville, Tenn. 1942 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1942; Robersonville, 1942; Hooper, 1945; 

City Road, 1948; Newton Grove, 1949; Mt. Pleasant, 1950; Tar River, 

Dublin, I960; Spring Ch. -Garysburg, 1962; Ocracoke, 1965; Salem, 19f 


6 E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 

1963; Goshen-Keener, 1966; Providence, 1970; Rooky Mt.: 
1976; Halifax, 1978; Fayetteville: Victory, 1982. 

E 1973 1969 

1973; Concord-Oak Grove, 1973; Robbins, 1979; Fayetteville: 

E Burlington 
1973; New Hope-Woodland, 1973; 


1961 1963 
Hoke, 1978; Salem, 





Mebane, 1941; 
, 1956; Burlington 

Creek, 1970; Disability Leave, 

Retired, 1978. 

Moriah, 1932; West Halifax, 1935; Elm City, 1 

Jarvis Mem., 1953; Trinity, 1960; Cary: First 

Roseboro, 1939; Hillsborough, 1945; Raleigh: Trinity 

First, 1962; Durham: Duke Mem., 1971; Retired, 1975. 

Lebanon, 1978; Bell Arthur, 1981; Browning Smith, 1982. 


1943 1946 

Swan Quarter, 1946; 

1954; Mamers, 1956; 

8; Brodgen-Falllng 

972; Bolivia, 1973; Clarkston, 1975; Disability, 1977; 

Albemarle 1930 1930 1936 
0; Bethel, 1943; Chapel Hill, 1949; 
1969; Retired, 1971. 

Elizabeth City 1939 1940 1942 
1951; Chapel Hill, 1953; Wilson: 




Appointment Present Where 
Years Relation Admitted 

Years Not 
When Ordained Ordained Including 
Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 


Rleglewood, 1969; Rehoboth-Harris, Chapel, 1971; Bethseda, 


Aabury, 1964; Conf. Evangelist, 1968; Goshen-Keener, 1970; 
Fayetteville: Hay St., 1983 


Pleasant Grove, I960; Millbrook 

Supt. , Rocky Mt. , 1980. 

Stedman, 1964; Fayetteville: Gardners 

E Rocky Mt. 
1963; Farmville, 1968; Ral 






1973; Dist. 



E Burlington 

1969; Murfreesboro 

R Greenville 

Burlington Ct.; Robersonville ; Littleton Ct.; Cedar Grove 

Halifax; Murfreesboro; Roper, Roughmont; Bahama Ct.; Milton; Roanoke Island; Moyock; 
Elm City; Rocky Mount: Clark St. South; Retired. 
HUTCHERSON, CYRUS BOOKER R Labanon, Ky. 1961 1934 

Trans, from Tenn. Conf., 1961; Devon Park, 1961; City Road, 1968; Retired, 1971 

1962 1966 
Asbury, 1980. 
1917 1917 1921 
Snow Hill; Seaboard; Rowland) 

St. Luke's, 1961; Cobb, 1964; 
Lakewood, 1976. 

Franklinton, 1983 • 


Trans, from N. Ala. Conf., 15 
Elizabeth City, 1954; Prof. I 
Duke Div. School, 1969. 


E Wilmington 1959 
Belmont, Leasburg-Salem, 1971; Yanceyvll] 

E Tuscumbia, Ala. 1940 
1941; Sunset Park, 1942; Erwin, 

1959; Prof. As 


1946; Oxford, 1950; 

Dean of Students, 1968; Prof. 




Student pastor, Marietta-Olivet, 1972; Camp Rockflsh, Director, 1973 
Theological Seminary, 1976; Wanchese, 1978; Newland-Grace, 1982. 

JACKSON, LESTER POLK E Roanoke, Va. 1947 1947 

Trana. From Va. Conf., 1952; St. Paul, 1954; West Nash, 1959; Nashville, 1961 
1969; Raleigh: St. James, 1974; Hamlet: First, 1978; Burgaw, 1980. 

JACKSON, WILBUR IVAN E Wilmington 1959 1959 

Franklin, 1960; Fairmont, 1961; Knightdale, 1962; Garber, 1964; Hay St. Assoo 
Aberdeen, 1973; Davis St., 1976; Leave of Absence, 1983 





Trans, from Minnesota Conf., 

Sanford, 1956; Marshallburg, 

Friends Svc. Comm. , 1964; Mt 

Leasburg Ct., 1932; Mebane 

Appointed as student, 1966; 
Aulander, 1974; Tabor City, 


Student pastor, Rock Creek, 
Burlington: Emmanuel, 1974; 


Siler City Ct. , 1953; Ape> 



E Baraboo, Wisconsin 1950 

Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel, 1982. 

E Richmond, Va. 1954 

1957; Whitakers, 1959; Parkwood, 1961; Spec. Appt 

. Zion, 1974; Wake Forest, 1979; Raleigh: Longview 

R Rocky Mount 1932 1934 
1935; Maxton, 1939; Plymouth, 1943; Ann St., 1947 



, Amer. 
Davia St. 
1952; Jacksonville, 1956; Haymount, I960; Roanoke Rapids, 1965; Retired, 1969. 
JERNIGAN, JULIUS OSCAR 2 E Fayetteville 1955 1955 1956 

Marahallburg, 1959; Chaplain, VA Hospital, Waco, Tex., I960; Chaplain, VA Hospital, 
Fayetteville, 1973. 
JESSEE, DURWARD DOUGLAS E Transfer 1968 1968 1972 

Garner: St. Andrews, 1970; Carthage, 1976; Outer Banks Parish, 1980; Ral: North Raleigh, 

E Rocky Mt. 1966 1968 1968 
Pleasant Grove, 1967; Student, Edinburgh Univ., 1970; 
1977; Asst. Prof. Asbury College, 1980. 

E Wilson 1958 1958 

1957; Yanceyville, 1961; Faith, 1968; Webb-Trinity, 
Garner: First, 1976; Chapel Hill: University, 1981. 
E Durham 1953 1955 

„, 1958; Wesley Memorial, 1961; Wellons Village, 1963; Meth. 
Ret. Home, Adm. Asst., 1966; Admin.- Chaplain, Moravian Home Inc., 1972. 
JOHNSON, ROBERT LEON, JR. E Lakeland, Fla. 1977 1954 

Trans, from Fla. Conf., 1957; Wesley Fd., UNC-CH, 1957; Pers., Nat. Int. Campu: 
1957; Off. of Rel. Aff. Dir., Cornell Univ., 1982. 
JONES, BARNEY LEE E Brooklyn, NY 1944 

United States Navy Chaplain, 1944; Student, Yale, Inst., Duke, 1948; U. 
1950; Chaplain, Duke Univ., 1953; Asst. Dean, Duke, 1956; Assoc. Prof., 
Dean, Trinity College, Duke Univ., 1964; Prof., Dept. of Religion, 






Aurora, 1983. 

Southport, 1950; Goshen-Keener, 

Englewood, 1970; Elizabeth City 

Rapids: Rosemary, 1983. 

Harrellsville, 1954; Mt. Tirzah 

Campground, 1975; Plymouth, 198 

Pembroke Ct., 1951; Southport 


19H4 1944 
S. Navy Chaplair 
Duke, Asst. 
Duke Univ., 1973. 
3 1980 1983 

E Sanford 1949 
Trinity- 1956; Fuquay-Varina, 1961; 
. Supt., 1974; New Bern: Centenary, 

1949 1951 
Loulsburg, 1966; 
1980; Roanoke 

E Rocky Mt. 1960 1957 1963 
, 1959; McManen, 1963; Loulsburg, 1970; Weldon, 1974; 
0; Durham: Parkwood, 1982. 

E Wilmington 1951 1951 1963 
1953; Roseboro, 1957; Murfreesboro, 196 1; Snow Hill- 

Calvary, 1965; Nashville, 1969; New Bern: Garber, 1973; Oxford, 1977; West Nash, 1983. 
JOYCE, DAVID COREY E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1980 

Asst. Dean of Student Affairs, Leon College, 1978; Mental Health Counselor, Swan Quarter, 

1981; Pfeiffer College, Minister, 1981. 
JOYCE, JOHNNY LEROY R Rocky Mt. 1932 1935 1937 

White Mem. -City Road, 1935; Richland, 1935; Straits-Harlowe, 1935; Mt. Olive Ct., 1930S 

United States Army, 1942; Carrboro, 1945; Glen Raven, 1949; Four Oaks, 1941; Havelock, 

1956; Garner, 1958; Epworth, 1961; Rocky Mt: First, 1965; Henderson: First, 1969; 

Retired, 1973- 
J0YNER, FRANK BELTON, JR. E Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 

Pine Valley, 1961; Oleander-Pine Valley, 1961; Bahama-Mt. Bethel, 1965; Dir. of Ed. Mln. 

tsuth and Young Adult, 1968; Coordinator, Youth Ministries and Camping, 1970; Coord. 

Child and Youth Ministries, 1971; Coord., Leadership Dev. and Adult Work, Conf. Couneil 

en Ministries, 1973; Mebane, 1974; Durham: Trinity, 1978. 


L.P. Years Not 

Appointment Present When When Ordained Ordained Including 
Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

JUREN, JERRY JAY E Burlington 1964 1964 1968 19 

Mt. Tirzah, 1964; St. John, 1967; Carver's Creek, 1968; Pembroke: First-Calvary, 1972; 

Durham: Parkwood, 1978; Mt. Olive, 1982. 
KASPER, JOHN MARK E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 1 

BU; Associate, Front St., 1983- 
KENNEDY, MARK HODGES. JR. E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1983 1 

Markers Island, 1983' 
KING, ARNOLD KIMSEY, JR. 1 E Greenville 1956 1956 1959 27 

Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1955; Assoc, Edenton St., 1961; Ahoskie, 1964; Woodland, 1970 } 

Adm., Methodist Retirement Home, 1974. 
KINLEY, GRADY LEE E Sanford 1949 1949 1951 34 

Bladen, 1950; Burgaw, 1952; Bethseda, 1956; St. John-Gibson, 1958; Webb Ave., 1962; 

WinStead, 1966; Star, 1968; Princeton, 1970; Tyrell, 1972; Angier, 1976; Bahama, 1977; 

Eureka-Yelverton, 1980; Kinston: St. Mark-Woodington, 1982; Institute- Hickory Grove, 1983 . 
KIRBY, WALLACE HINES E Burlington 1952 1953 1954 31 

Fremont, 1954; Wallace, 1960; Dunn, 1964; Fayetteville: Hay St., 1968; Raleigh: Edenton 

St., 1974. 
KNIQHT, ROBERT NORMAN E Durham 1953 1953 1953 30 

Moyock, 1953; Gatesville, 1956; Trinity, 1961; Mayesville, 1963 ; Wendell, 1967; Clayton, 

1972; Sunset Park, 1976; Franklinton, 1977; Four Oaks, 1981; Disability Leave, 1983. 
KNOTT, THOMAS GARLAND E Durham 1972 1952 1953 11 

Trans. fromN. Miss. Conf . , 1972; Prof., Methodist Coll, 1972. 
KRAATZ, CHRISTIAN LAUBE E Fayetteville 1981 1976 1980 3 

Transfer from West. N.Y. Conf., 1981; Cape Fear, 1981; Fayetteville: Johnson Mem., 1982. 
LAMNECK, FORREST D. E Fayetteville 1978 6 

Trans, from East Ohio, 1978; Eureka-Yelverton, 1978; Corinth-Antioch, 1980. 
LANCASTER, ALTON SCOTT 3 R Greenville 1948 1950 1952 25 

Marvin, 1948; Roanoke Ct., 1951; Pasquotank Ct., 1951; Pine Forest, 1954; Salem, 1958; 

Vanceboro, 1963; Franklin Mem., 1964; Inst. 1968; Washington Ct., 1972; Retired, 1973. 
LANCASTER, CHARLES HUBERT R Atlanta, Ga. 1959 1959 1961 23 

Trans, from Kent. Conf., 1959; Dublin, 1960; Southport, 1961; Asbury-Pinevlew, 1965; 

Creedmoor, 1966; Disability Leave, 1971; Social Worker, Um3tead Hospital, Butner, 1977; 

Retired, 1982. 
LANCASTER, ECWOOD COLON 4 E Fayetteville 1975 1968 1978 18 

Cumberland, 1965; Norman, 1969; Wesley's Chapel, 1973. 
LANCASTER, JAMES ROBERT, JR. E Fayetteville 1969 1969 14 

Fayetteville: Johnson Mem., 1969; Rehoboth-Harris Chapel, 1977. 
LANE, BARRY LEE E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1983 1 

SA: Associate, St. Paul, 1983. 
LiATHERMAN, HAROLD FRANKLIN E Kinston 1950 1951 1952 33 

Henderson: City Road, 1950; Knightdale-Ebenezer, 1953; Ebenezer, 1955; Manteo, 1959; 

Morehead: First, 1963; Kinston: Queen St., 1958; New Bern Dist. Supt. 1973; Sanford: St. 

Luke, 1978; First, Rockingham, 1983. 
LEE, DON PAUL E Durham 1972 1972 1975 11 

Four Oaks, 1974; Smith, 1976; Greenville: Holy Trinity, 1911. 
LIE, HENRY WESTBR00K 5 E Fayetteville 1975 1970 1978 8 

Student Pastor, Harrellsville, 1967; Dublin, 1970; Stedman, 1977; Plank Chapel, 1980. 
LEE, JAMES CARROLL E Durham 1972 1972 1975 11 

Greenville: St. James Assoc, 1974; Laurinburg, St. Luke, 1976. 
LEE, PERCY OWEN R Fayetteville 1925 1927 1929 37 

Harlow, 1925; Seven Spring, 1925; Windsor, 1927; Jones Ct., 1931; Wallace-Rose Hill, 

1932; Maxton, 1935; Clayton, 1939; Stantonsburg, 1943; Raeford, 1947; Weldon, 1953; 

Whiteville, 1956; Retired, 1962. 
LEELAND, PAUL LEE E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 10 

Lucama, 1968; Spring-Garysburg, 1969; Franklinton, 1973; Chaplain, Duke Medical Center, 

1975; Fairview, 1978; Garner: St. Andrews, 1982. 
LEVIN, DENNIS PATRICK E Fayetteville 1978 1978 1982 2 

Warren, 1976; Hollands, 1981. 
LEVIS, SUSAN PADGETTE LA Fayetteville 1974 1974 1980 6 

St. Peters, 1976; Leave of Absence, 1977; Haymount Assc, 1979; Leave of Absenoi, 1982. 
LEWIS, HENRY BARTON R Raleigh 1937 1940 1942 36 

Vanceboro, 1937; Alamance, 1941; Navy Chaplain, 1943; Morehead City, 1956; Whitakers, 

1916; Cedar Grove, 1948; Bethel, 1953 Carr, 1954; Cary, 1959; Siler City, 1964; 

Manteo, 1968; Retired, 1973. 
LEWIS, RALPH HENRY R Seoul, Korea 1929 1936 1936 30 

Trans, from Little Rock Conf., 1935; Stumpy Point, 1935; Wanchese, 1941; Glen Raven, 1942; 

Dover, 1945; Mayesville, 1949; St. Luke, 1954; Bahama, 1959; Retired, 1965. 
LEWIS, VANCE ALLEN 1 R Walkertown 1932 1936 1937 35 

Hatteras, 1932; Colfax, 1933; Harmony Ct., 1934; Hatteras, 1935; Bakersville-Asheville, 

1936; Hamptonville, 1937; Stumpy Point, 1938; Pasquotank, 1941; Wanchese, 1944; Sabbatioal 

Leave, 1947; Withdrew from Conf., 1948; Returned to Conf. 1952; Roper, 1952; Efland, 1954; 

Pinetops, 1955; Rich Square, 1960; Kinston, 1962; Garysburg, 1965; Garland, 1966; Dublin, 

1969i Hlahlands Ct., 1970; Midway-Bethlehem, 1971; Core Creek, 1975; Retired, 1977. 
LINDBLADE, ERIC NORMAN, JR. E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1982 2 

Spring-Garysburg, 1979; Chapel Hill, University Assoc, 1980; South Camden, 1981. 
LINDBLADE, SUSAN C. E Fayetteville 1981 1981 1983 1 

Sharon, 1983. 
LINE8ER0ER, JAMES WORTH R Durham 1932 1934 1936 41 

Stem, 1933; St. John-Gibson, 1936; Faison-Kenansville-Wilmington, 1940; Chadbourn, 1914; 

Fuquay, 1948; Dunn-Divine, 1952; Centenary, 1957; Spec. Appt.; Supt., Meth. Home for 

Children, 1962; Retired, 1974. 
LISTER, JOE DAVIS 2 E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1978 7 

Yanceyville, 1974; Trinity, 1981. 
LITTLE, BROOKS BIVENS E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 33 

Upper Room Editorial Assoc, 1950; Dir. , Upper Room Lib. and Museum, 1967; (SEJ) 

Historian, 1978. 
LITZENEERGER, CHARLES MAYNARD E Durham 1972 1972 1975 11 

Caledonia, 1974; Fayetteville: Hay St., Assoc, 1975; Supernumeray ; 1976; Raeford; 

Moke, 1977; Lake Waccamaw, 1976; Cedar Grove, 1982. 


Appointment Present 
Years Relation 

Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 

Montgomery, Ala. 1959 1959 1962 
Butner Comm. , 1963; Pittsboro, 1968; Salinas 

Haymount (Assoc), 1971; Durham: Cal\ 
E Fayetteville 



1971 1968 
Tabernacle-Morrow's Chapel, 1975; 

! Greenville 1956 1956 
Dir. Public Relations, Meth. Coll., 1963 ! 
Asst. to The President, 1971; Vice President 











Trans, from Ala. Conf . , 1959; Bynum, 1958; 

Bdgarton Mem. , 1969; Fayetteville 

Newport: St. James, 1980. 

Associate, Prospect, Maxton, 1983 ■ 
■PUS, THOMAS EDGAR E Durham 1961 1961 

Assoc. Rockingham: First, 1963; (Assoc.) Jarvis Mem., 1967; St. Matthews, 1970 

1971; Dunn: Divine St., 1977. 

Trans. fromN. Ark., 1967; Tabernacle, 1967; 

1978; Zebulon, 1983. 

Student, 1956; Culbreth Mem. , 1958; Asst 

Dlr. Public Relations, Meth. Coll., 1972 

,0Y,»JAMES COLUMBUS E Durham 1961 1961 1962 

Kipling, 1961; New Hope, 1966; Calvary Mem., 1969; Raleigh: Maoedonia, 1973; Raleighl 

Pleasant Grove, 1983. 


Trans. From Va. Conf., 1960; Assoc, Wilson: 

Riverside, 1961; Wilson: West Nash, 1968; Mt 

1971; Ahoskie, 1978; Du: McMannen, 1980. 
,UPT0N, JAMES GLENN 6 R Kinston 1962 1960 

Seven Springs, 1962; Beech Grove, 1961; St. Paul, 1965; So 

Salem, 1976; Retired, 1982. 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1978; V.A. Chaplain, 1978. 
IAIDES, JOHN THOMAS, JR. E Henderson 1916 1917 1918 

Rosemary, 1916; Roanoke Ct., 1917; Stanstonburg, 1951; Wesley Mem., 1951; Longview 

Gardens, 1958; Asbury, 1961; Trinity: Jacksonville, 1961; Long Memorial, 1969; Kinston: 

Queen St., 1973; Mt. Olive: First, 1975; Windsor, 1977; Yanceyville, 1980; Morehead City 

Franklin Mem., 1982. 
1ANESS, MADISON WARD R Durham 1933 1935 1937 

Kinnakeet, 1933; South Camden, 1936; Manteo, 1939; Tarboro: St. James, 1911; Mt. Gllead! 

lakewood, 1951; Burlington: Webb Ave., 1951; Fairmont: Trinity, 1958; Fayetteville: 

Campground, 1960; Fayetteville: Trinity, 1966; Arran Lake-Trinity, 1969; Retired, 1970. 
IANESS, TRACY AUBREY E Rocky Mt. I960 1960 1963 

Trans, from Ohio Conf., 1959; Morris Chapel, 1960; Assoc, Front St., 1963; Providenoe, 

1961; Chaplain USA, 1965. 
IANESS, WILLIAM L. R Wilmington 1915 1917 1919 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
1ANGUM, ROBERT LEE E Wilson 1958 1958 1960 

Trans, from Kent. Conf., 1958; Sandy Plains, 1963; Roberson Church and Comm. Cnt., 1977; 

Prospect, 1981. 

Tabernacle, 1959; Knightdale, 1961; Macon, 1962; Providen 

Hertford, 1972; Wilmington: Trinity, 1977. 
(ANN, WILLIAM JOSEPH E Fayetteville 1971 

Virginia 1952 1951 
First, I960; Evansdale-Blaok Creek, 
. Gilead: First, 1972; Fayetteville: 

1968; Angler, 1972; 


1959 1960 1961 
1965; Duke Chapel, 1970; 


1975 1977 
977; New Hope- 

Fayetteville 1979 1979 
1980; Moncure-Buckhorn, 1981, 

Rocky Mt. 1966 
1969; Star, 1973; Rockingham: 

Student, Yale, 1971; Wilmington: Wesley Mem. (Assoc), 1973; Campus Ministry, NCSU 
1AS0N, LEMUEL REYNOLDS, JR. E Fayetteville 1971 

Trans, from W. Va., 1971; Oxford Circuit, 1971; Henderson: White Mem. 
Purley, 1982; Retired, 1983- 

Student, Candler, 1979; Cary: First, A3S0C 

Pikeville, 1966; Asbury, 1968; Pine Forest 
Sneeds Grove, 1982. 

Mt. Gilead Ct., 1936; Siler City, 1910; Caledonia, 1911; Chaplain, USAF, 
Ct., 1916; West Rockingham, 1916; Fayetteville Ct., 1950; Chaplain USAF, 
Paul's, 1968; Retired, 1976. 

7 R Raleigh 1951 

1915; Stumpy Point, 1915; Crescell, 1917; Milton, 
1960; Ellerbe, 1965; Supernumerary, 1971; Retired 
10 R Greenville 1963 1956 

1958 1960 
Roberdel, 1t7§l 

1938 1910 
1912; Durham 





Morehead City: Franklin Mem 

Sandhills Ct., 1959; Candor 

Hatteras Charge, 1953; Bath, 1956; New Ho; 

Retired, 1975. 
4EASAMER, ELWIN HARRELL R Henderson 1930 1932 1931 

Town Creek, 1930; Newport, 1932; Rougemont, 1931; Fairfield, 1936; Dover, 1937; Laurel 

Hill, 1938; Orange, 1912; Littleton Ct., 1915; Whitakers, 1918; Kenly, 1953; Aulander, 

1958; Spring Hope, I960; First Meth. Wilson Assoc, 1963; Middlesex, 1965; Emergenoy 

Slol Leave, 1966; Pinetops, 1967; Retired, 1970. 

Columbia, 1953; Perquimmans, 1955; Robbins, 1957; Friendship 

Retired, 1961. 

Trans, from Okla. Conf., 1919; Westover-Pleasant Grove, 1950 

1951; St. Luke, 1959; Left for study in mission field (Brazi 

Brazil, 1970. 

Fayetteville, Person St., 1983. 

Lemon Springs, 1983. 

1959; Hollands-Mt. Zion, 1965; Bailey, 1967; 

1953 1950 1952 
1958; Columbia, 1961; 

1950 1951 1952 
Westover, 1953; Fellowship 
1961) ; Missionary to 







Swansboro, 1913; Sunset Park, 1916; Fairmont: Trinity, 1951; Mebane, 
Centenary, I960; Laurinburg: First, 1965; Dlst. Supt. New Bern, 1968 
On Min., 1973; Dist, Supt., Durham, 1978. 


1913 1911 
1956; Smithfield: 
Dir. Conf. Council 


Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 

MERRIMAN, DAVID BLAIR 1 E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1977 

Andrews-Soapstone, 1972; Bethel, 1975; Hamlet: Fellowship, 1978; Mayesville, 1980. 
METHVIN, RAEFORD HOMER 2 E Fayetteville 1975 1971 1978 

Bladen, 1973; Union Chapel, 1976; Spring Hill, 1980. 
MEWBORN, CHARLES HALL 2 E Durham 1953 1957 1959 

Battloboro, 1953; Windsor, 1951; Cherry Point, I960; St. John- Gibson, 1962; Robbins, 

1967; Tabor City, 1970; Rockingham: East, 1974; Newland-Graoe, 1976; Laurel Hill, 1978 } 

Lumberton: Asbury Pineview; 1982. 
MICKEY, PAUL A. E Fayetteville 1976 1962 1966 

Trans, from East Ohio, 1976; Prof. Duke Div. School, 1976. 
MIDGETT, PELEG DAMERON, III E New Bern 1957 1958 1960 

Oxford Ct., 1956; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate, 1961; Creedmoor, 1965; Seven Springs, 1966; 

Four Oaks, 1966; Newport: St. James, 1970; Ocean View, 1975; Wallace, 1977; Southport, 

MILLER, JAMES HERBERT, JR. E Sanford 1919 1919 1951 

Moyock, 1950; Westminster, 1951; Snow Hill: Calvary Mem., 1956; Goldsboro: St. Luke, 1961; 

Beaufort: Ann St., 1965; New Bern: Centenary, 1970; Fayetteville Dist. Supt., 1973; Dir. 

Conf. COM, 1978; Cary: First, 1982. 
MILLER, JAMES MICHEAL E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1979 

Student: Duke Divinity, 1975; Kinnakeet, 1978; Student, Emory Univ., 1979. 


Transfer from Central Tex. Conf., 1915 
Supernumerary, 1968; St. Paul-Trinity, 


Pembroke, 1956; Sanford: Trinity 


Tulsa, Okla. 1930 
USA Chaplain, 19*45 ; Anan Lake 
1969; Retired, 1971. 

R High Point 1922 

1958; Lucama, 1960; Retired, 1961. 

E Rocky Mt. 1913 




Student Duke Univ., 1943; Atlantic, 1944; Beaufort, 1948; Havelock 
1951; Aulander, 1954; Seaboard, 1958; Elm City, 1961; Exec. Sec. Meth 
Union, Raleigh, 1964. Managing Dir., Meth. Minister's Credit Union 


Pine Level, 1960; Silk Hope, 

1973; Roanoke, 1977. 

Trans, from North N.Y. Conf. 

Tabor City, 1968; Rose Hill, 

1977; Retired, 1980. 

Trans. from North Ala. Conf 

5 E Burlington 
1964; Piney Grove-Hickory Grove, 

R Utica, N.Y. 
1957; St. Matthews, 1957; Vass, 
1970; Carthage, 1974; Carrboro, 

1961; Swansboro, 1964; 
1976; Shallotte: Camp, 

R Decatur, Ala. 1942 1943 
1947; Eastover, 1947; Duke Chapel, 1951; Grifton, 
Wiiliamston, 1956; Southern Pines, 1959; Lumberton: Chestnut St., 1963; Raeford, 
Graham: First 1970; Cary: First, 1975; Du: Asbury, 1978; Disability Leave, 1980; 
Retired, 1981. 
MOORE, JACK WARREN E Chicago, 111. . 1958 1958 






Trans, from Rock River Conf 

Aurora, 1950; Mayesville, 1954; Carthage, 1959; Red Springs 
Fayetteville: Christ Church, 1970; Swansboro, 1975; Grifton 

ean NC Wesleyan Coll, 1960; Prof. NC Wesleyan Coll. 

1950 1950 1952 
1963; Garner: First, 1969! 
1979; Fairmont: Trinity, 

3 E Rocky Mt. 
Cokesbury, 1960; Erwin, 1966; 



Morehead: Franklin Mem. , 1954; 

1976; Bailey, 1982. 

Trans, from Holston Conf., 1974; Chaplain NC Dept. of Corrections, 1 

Assoc. Asbury, 1961; Assoc, Carr, 1962; Spring Hope, 1964; Mt. Zlon 

Winstead, 1973; Enfield, 1979. 
MORRIS, ALVIN JOSEPH 6.5 E Fayetteville 1976 

1961 1964 
1969; Wilson: 



Pine Valley, 1968; 
Trinity, 1979. 

1932 1932 1938 
Exec. Sec. Meth. Board of 
Camp Don-Lee and Mins. of Ed. 



1973 1976 
1975 ! COM Staff, 

E Fayetteville 
1975; Sandy Cross, 1979. 

E Fayetteville 
1981; Maury-Mt. Herman, 

E Fayetteville 
iocky Mt.:Flrst, Min. of Ed. 




Centenary, Charity Charge, 1964; Magnolia, 1965; Oleander 

Mt. Gllead: First, 1974; Rowland: First, 1976; Red Springs 

Orange, 1937; East Rockingham, 1942; Troy: Trinity, 1946; 

Ed., 1950; Assoc. Dir. Christian Nurture- Training, 1970; 

Pamlico Parish, 1973; Retired, 1976. 

Harlowe-Oak Grove, 1977; Wilmington: Fifth Ave, 1981. 
MORRISON, CHARLES KENNETH 1 E Fayetteville 1974 

Spring-Garysburg, 1973; Trinity, 1976; Nashville, 1978; Emmanuel, 1982 
MORRISON, JOHN EDWARD E Fayetteville 1973 

Hart-Speight, 1965; West Halifax, 1967; Roanoke Rapids: First, Assoc. , 

1977; Troy: Trinity, 1982. 

Pleasant Grove-Ashpole, 1974; Macon, 

Rougemont, 1977; Bellhaven: Trinity, 

Trans, from Western NC Conf., 1977; 

L. A. 1981; West Halifax, 1982. 

Red Oak, 1976; Rocky Mt.: Clark St., 

Spencer, 1934; Fountain Place, 1936; Clark St., 1940; Vance , 1945; Gardner-Ebeneser 

1950; Garner, 1953; Trinity, 1958; Raeford, 1962; Burl: Davis St., 1968; 
MULLIKIN, WADE ALLEN 6 E Burlington 1964 

Nash, 1958; Mt. Pleasant, 1964; Evansdale-Black Creek, 1976. 
MURPHY, MILES JR. E Raleigh 1956 

Lauringburg Ct., 1956; Red Springs, 1959; Chaplain USAF, 1964; Chaplain, 
MURRAY, ERIC 0CTAVI0US 2 R Raleigh 1965 

Allensdale, 1965; Union Chapel, 1968; Hollands, 1974; Asbury-Dover, 1975 

Retired, 1980. 



E Fayetteville 1976 
1979; Scotland Neck, 1983. 

Greensboro 1934 

1977; Red Oak, 


VA Hosp. 
; Faith, 













1 Pikevil 


.h. Minister's 

i Credit 










L.P. Years Not 

NAME Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

MUSSER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN R Rocky Mt. 1913 1945 1946 26 

Spring Hope, 1943; Elm City, 1918; Seaboard, 1952; Nashville, 1956; Rocky Mt.: Englewood, 

1961; Wrightsville, 1965; Retired, 1969. 
MYERS, CHARLES DONALD E Durham 1972 1972 1971 11 

Halifax, 1970; Fayetteville: St. Andrews, 1975; Haw River, 1977; Sabbatical Leave, 1961; 

Oxford: Salem, 1982. 
MACLEAN, ROBERT ABNER 2 E Wilson 1958 1960 1962 25 

Eureka-Yelverton, 1958; Clinton Ct., I960; Jerusalem, 1963; Asbury, 1965; New Hopi, 

1969i Faison, 1970; Seaboard, 1972; Bladen, 1976; Silk Hope, 1977; Harkers Island 

1979; Broadway, 1981; Mamers, 1983. 
MCCALLUM, JAMES HECTOR R Greensboro 1942 1945 1947 40 

Hoffman Ct., 1942; Mt. Zion, 1944; Bowmore-Piney Grove, 1947; Lauringburg- Cool Springs, 

1949; Maxton, 1951; Cool Springs-Hoffman, 1953; Jones: Piney Grove, 1956; Fayetteville: 

John Wesley, 1963; Admin. Asst. to Cabinet, 1968; Sanford Dist. Supt., 1972; COM Staff, 

1977; Retired, 1983. 
MCCARVER, CLYDE GAY R Raleigh 1914 1941 1916 38 

Roxboro Ct., 1911; Duke's Chapel, 1917; Sunset Park, 1951; Troy: Trinity, 1954; 

Washington: First, 1958; Chapel Hill: Univ. 1962; Wilm. Dist. Supt. 1966; Raleigh: 

Hayes Barton, 1971; Rockingham Dist. Supt., 1975; Sanford Dist. Supt. 1977; Retired, 1981. 
MCCOMAS, WILLIAM P. R Fayetteville 1975 I960 1961 5 

Trans, from W. Va. , 1975; Creswell, 1975; Allensville-Trinity , 1976; Bethel, 1978; Atlantio, 

1979; Retired, 1960. 
MCCOY, MICHAEL RYAN E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 10 

Vance, 1975; Student, Emory Univ., 1980. 
MCCULLEN, BILLIE RUDOLPH 10 E Burlington 1961 1958 1960 19 

Inst. Chg., 1951; Faison Chg., 1957; Bethany, 1965; Oxford Chg., 1966; Pink Hill, 1968; 

Vanoeboro, 1969; Micro-Fellowhip, 1971; Whitley, 1980. 
MCDONALD, WALTER NEIL E Kinston 1950 1950 1952 33 

Riverside, 1950; Franklinton, 1953; Prof. Louisburg Coll, 1956. 
MCKAY, DAVID RAY E Greenville 1963 1963 1968 20 

Trans, from N.Y. Conf., 1963; Pembroke: First, 1963; Town Creek, 1961; Trinity_St. Paul, 

1967; Pink Hill, 1969; Robersonville, 1970; Clinton Circuit, 1972; Mamers, 1976; Glendon, 

1978; Harlowe-Oak Grove, 1981; Milton, 1983. 
MCKEE, ROBERT FULTON E Burlington 1952 1952 1953 31 

Louisburg Coll., 1952; Garland, 1951; Chadbourn, 1955; Trinity, 1958; Richlands, 1961; 

Bethel, 1967; Dunn: Divine St., 1973; Raleigh: Longview, 1977; Fuquay-Varina, 1980; 

Creedmoor, 1983. 
MCKENZIE, CHARLES ERWIN E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1977 10 

Student 1973; Eliz. City: First (Assoc), 1975; Pasquotank, 1977; Moyook, 1981. 
MGK6NZIE, GEORGE ROBERT, JR. E Durham 1953 1953 1955 29 

Assoc.,- Jarvis Mem., 1951; St. Matthew, 1956; Dir. of Youth Work, 1957; Wynnewood Park, 

1168; Westminister, 1962; Eliz. City, 1968; Eliz. City, Dist. Supt., 1970; Burlington: 

Front St., 1974. 
MCKITA, CARLTON P. E West Pa. Conf. 

Spec. Apptm.,V.P. Dev. N. C. Wesleyan College, 1983. 
MCLAMB, HOWARD MCKINNON R Wilmington 1935 1937 1939 13 

Pink Hill, 1935; Fairmont, 1939; Ahoskie, 1945; Hamlet, 1949; Goldsboro Dist. Supt., 

1954; Jarvis Mem., 1960; Burlington: Davis St., 1961; Board of Evangelism, 1965; 

Greenville Dist. Supt., 1970; Apex, 1975; Retired, 1978. 
MCLAURIN, HORACE LEE E Durham 1961 1961 1966 22 

Kitty Hawk, 1961; Moyock, 1961; Fletcher's Chapel, 1957; Mt. Hermon, 1971; Newport, 

1976; Durham: Calvary, 1980. 
MCMILLAN, JOHN SAMUEL 1 E Fayetteville 1968 1968 1971 15 

Olivet, 1961; Coast-Pleasant Plains, 1966; St. Paul Assoc, 1969; Greenville: Hely 

Trinity, 1974; Carrboro, 1977; Dir., His High Places, Banner Elk, 1981. 
MCMILLAN, SAMUEL DUNCAN, JR. E New Bern 1957 1957 1961 26 

Trinity, 1956; Wellons Village, 1959; St. Matthew's, 1963; Mt. Gilead, 1968; 

Laurinburg: First, 1972; Henderson: First, 1977; Cary: White Plains, 1981. 
NAGEL, DONALD CHARLES E Durham 1961 1961 1963 22 

Student, Duke Div. Sch. , 1961; Cary: First, Assoc, 1963; Hollands, 1965; Student, NCSUj 

1967; Student, UNC, 1969; Norfolk Med. Intern, 1972; Residence in Family Practice, 

Newport News, 1973; Asst. Prof. UNC-Asheville, 1975. 

Missionary to Polish people in N.C. Conf., 1953; Retired, 1972. 
NANNEY, ROY KEITH E Fayetteville 1978 

Vance, 1978; Pasquotank, 1982. 
NAS0N, MAURICE, JR. E Fayetteville 1976 

Rockingham: First, Assoc, 1980; Laurel Hill, 1982. 
N8ESE, WILLIAM JUNIUS R Wilmington 1940 1942 1944 

Eno, 1940; Marvin-St. Paul, 1941; Elm City, 1943; Ellerbe, 1947; Jonesboro, 1952; Wl : 

Fifth Aven.; 1957; Roanoke Rapids, 1959; FA: Haymount, 1965; Wilmington Dist. Supt., 

1971; Gold: St. Paul, 1975; Retired, I960. 
NEWMAN, WILLIAM WINTER E Rocky Mt. 1966 1966 1968 

High Towers, 1966; BU : Front St. Assoc, 1968; Apex, 1969; Staff NC Council of 

Churohes, 1970; No Apptmt., 1973; Staff Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Assoc, 1974; 

Yanceyville, 1982. 
NICKENS, CHARLES GRAHAM 3 E Kinston 1950 1950 1954 

Oriental, 1947; Grimesland, 1948; Windsor, 1952; Sick Leave, 1954; Dublin, 1955; Ella. 

City: City Rd., 1950; Tabor City, 1965; Sick Leave, 1968; Newland-Grace, 1969; Pikeville, 

1976; Disability Leave, 1981. 
NICKS, ROBERT LEE R Henderson 1946 1945 1948 

Burlington Ct., 1947; Bahama, 1950; Trinity, 1951; Meth. Home for Children, 1956 i 

Wilm: Grace, 1962; Calvary, 1965; Beaufort, 1970; Smithfield: Centenary, 1975; Disability, 

1977; Retired, 1981. 
0'SRIENT, CLARENCE EDGAR 1 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1978 

Silk Hope, 1973; Currituck, 1977; Milwaukee, 1979; Marshallberg-Smyrna, 1983. 
0'KEEF, ROBERT DAVID E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 

Asbury-Bethlehem, 1974; Rockingham, Glenwood, 1976; Kinston: Queen St., Assoc, 1978; 

Windsor, 1980. 








Appointment Present Where 
Years Relation Admitted 

Years Not 
Ordained Ordained Including 
Deacon Elder LP Years 

OLD, MARSHALL ROY E Fayetteville 1973 

Jacksonville: Trinity, Assoc, 1975; Oak Grove, 1979- 
OLIVER, JAMES RALPH E Burlington 1964 

Chestnut Ridge, 1964; Assoc, Long Mem., 1966; Brookdale-Brookland, 1967; 

1971; Durham: Lakewood, 1972; Elm City, 1975; Ocean View, 1980. 
ORMOND, JOHN KERN R Raleigh 1937 

Princeton, 1937; Carrboro, 1938; Oriental, 1939; Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1942 

Ahoskie, 1949; Trinity, 1953; Trans, to N.M. Conf . , 1958; Trans. 

Bailey, I960; Farmville, 1962; Garner, 1964; Hamlet: First, 1969; 

1971; Retired, 1977. 

Assoc, Edenton St., 1969; Ministry In and To Society, 1974. 
0SB0RN, ROBERT T. E Seattle, Wash. IS 

Trans, from Pacific N.W. Conf., 1954; Prof. Duke Univ., 1954. 

Student, 1973; Wilmington: Wesley Mem 

Carver's Creek, 1983- 


1964 1967 

1939 1941 
Benson, 194§| 


.M. Conf., 1960; 
City: First, 

LA Fayetteville 
1976; Caldeonia, 1979; 

Leave of Absence, 

E Burlington 
1959; Raleigh: St. Mark' 





1964; District Super- 

Ct. , 

E Durham 
1963; Burgaw, 1969; Ayden, 




1975; Siler City: First, 


Greenville: St. James, 1953; Clayton 

tendent, New Bern, 1980. 

Pembroke Ct., 1961; Carver 

OWINS, CHARLES EDWARDS E Durham 1959 1953 1953 

Trans, to Chile, Annual Conf., 1955; Trans, from Texas Conf., Kittrell-Plank Chapel, 

1959; Burgaw, 1961; Warsaw, 1968; Fairmont: Trinity, 1970; Burlington: St. Paul's, 1973 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial, 1978; Brooksdale-Brookland, 1982. 
OXENDINE, MILFORD, JR. 2 E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1980 

Pleasant Grove-Ashpole, Assoc. , (I.S. ) , 1973; Mt. Tabor-Riverview, 1974; Sandy Plains, 

1976; Sandy Plalns-Branh St., 1977; Sp. Apptmt., Roberson Co. Ch. 4 Comm. Cir. 4 Campus 

Min., Pembroke State Univ., 1978; Pleasant Grove 4 Campus Min., Pembroke State Univ., 

1979; Pleasant Grove-Fairview, 1980; Chaplain, USN, 1981. 

Trans, from Alabama-W. Fla.., 1979; Professor, Elon College 

Mt. Tlrzah-Helena, 1977; Graham-Christ-Cedar Cliff, 1981. 

Lane's Chapel, 1964 


South River, 1978. 

Institute, 1959; Norlina, 1962; Tarboro: St 

First, 1971; Jacksonville: Trinity, 1975; D 

Sanford: Trinity, 1963; Chapel Hill, Orange 

Pines, 1974; Whiteville, 1979. 

Bridgeton, 1954; St. Mark, 1957; Wynnewood 

Grace, 1971; Durham: Glendale Height 

Associate, Jarvis Memorial, 1983- 

Robbins Ct., 1943; Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1945; Stedman, 1946 

U.S. Army, 1950; Plttsboro, 1952; Highland, 1954; Aberdeen, 

Cherry Pt., 1965; Asbury-Dover, 1970; Vass 
E Fayetteville 




s, 1975; 









James, 1964; Weldon, 1968; Mt. Olive: 
=t. Superintendent, Greenville 

1966; Assoc, 

1962; Norlina, 
1977; Oxford, 1983. 


1967 1970 
First, 1972; Southern 

1953 1953 
1964; Knightdale, ' 

968; Clinton: 


1943 1945 
Wesley Found., 1948; Chaplain, 
1959; Bethany, 1963; Jonesboro 

Hgts., 1966; Jacksonville: Northwoods, 1969; New Bern: Trinity, 1973; Hamlet: Fellowship, 
1974; Weldon, 1978; Seaboard, 1982. 





1967 1961 



Pleasant Grove, 

1970; Gatesvllle 




1954 1957 



Halifax, 1961; 

Saxapahaw, 1964; 


Fayetteville 1955 1955 1957 
)lina Beach, 1957; Bethseda; 1958; Grace, 
, Sanatorium, 1962; Sims, 1962; Chaplain, 





Jerusalem-Bethel, 1979. 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1966; White Mem., 1966; 

Burgaw, 1975; Raleigh: Longview, 1980; Smyrna, 

Trans, from W.N. C. Conf., 1957; Columbia, 1959; 

Ave., 1966; Riverside, 1969; Pittsboro: First, 1972; Union Chapel, 1974; Northhampton, 

1976; Kenansville-Parish, 1980; South Mills, 1983- 

Trans, from S. Calif. -Ariz. Conf., 1957; Car 

1959; Robersonville, 1960; Chaplain to E.N.C 

VA, 1966. 

Wrightsboro, 1972; Wilmington: Oleander-Devon Park, 1981. 
P100, JABEZ PAUL R Asheboro 1927 1927 1931 

Flat Rock, 1927; Glen Raven, 1931; State St., 1935; Granville, 1937; St. John-Glbsen, 

1|4i; Seaboard, 1947; Nashville, 1971; Riverside, 1956; Fellowship, 1961; Kenansville, 

1962; Bethel-Concord, 1965; Bolivia, 1965; Troy Ct., 1967; Retired, 1967. 
PETERSON, FRANCIS GERALD E Kinston 1962 1962 1965 

Palmer's Grove, 1962; Woodington-Webb's, 1965; Belhaven, 1967; Greenville: St. James, 

Assoc, 1970; Coordinator, Children's Ministry and Camping, Conf. Coun. on Min., 1974; 

Counselor, Court System, 1976; Dir., Phoenix Org., 1980; Assoc, Kinston: Queen St., 

1982; Pittsboro: First, 1983. 
PETTEWAY, WARREN BERNARD 2 E Rocky Mt. 1943 1944 1945 

Rougemont, 1943; E. Rockingham, 1946; Asbury, 1952; Henderson: First, 1958; Duke Mem., 

1965; Wilson: First, 1971; Raleigh Dist. Supt., 1975; FA: Haymount, 1980. 
PHILLIPS, GRADY PAUL, III E Kinston 1962 1962 1965 

Rocky Mt: First, 1963; Fairmont, Assoc, 1965; Layden, 1966; Carolina Beach, 1969; 

Carolina Beach: St. Paul's, 1970; Scotland Neck, 1973; Durham: MoMannen, 1977; Mt. 

Gllead: First, 1980. 



Years Not 





Ordained Ordained 






Deacon Elder 

LP Years 

PHILLIPS, HENRY ARTHUR, JR. 1 E Greenville 1956 1956 1959 27 

Allensville-Trinity, 1956; Shallotte Camp, 1959; Assoc, Edenton St., 1964; Carthage. 

1969; Loulsburg, 1974; Swansboro, 1979. 
PHILLIPS, JAMES DONALD E Rocky Mt. 1966 1966 1969 17 

Maybrook-Massey, 1966; Bahama: Mt. Bethel, 1968; Nashville, 1973; Burlington: Emmanuel, 

1978; Aberdeen, 1982. 
PHILLIPS, LEE ALLEN E Wilson 1958 1958 1961 25 

Lumberton Ct., 1958; Fair Bluff, 1963; Oleander Pine Valley, 1965; West Rockingham- 

Zion, 1968; West Rockingham, 1976. 
PICKETT, HAROLD THURMAN E Rocky Mount 1960 1960 1965 23 

Trans, from So. Baptist, 1960; Shallotte, 1960; Carrols Ch.-Sneads Ferry, 1963; Aulander, 

1965; Silk Hope Ct., 1968; Cobb Ct., 1970; St. John's-Gibson, 1975; West End, 1977; 

Whitakers, 1979; Belgrade-Tabernacle, 1983. 
PINNER, WILLIAM RICKMAN 7 E Fayetteville 1977 1970 1981 9 

Richlands Ct., 1967; Perquimmans, 1968; Assoc. Membership, 1974; Lucama-Slma, 1974 j 

Durham: PLeasant Green, 1976; Kenly-Buckhorn, 1980. 
PLYLER, LORENZO PIERCE 6 R York, Pa. 1969 1957 1959 24 

Trans, from N. Iowa Conf., 1969; Prof., Methodist College, 1969; Retired 1983. 
P0E, JOHN ROBERT, SR . R New Bern 1935 1938 1940 38 

Hatteras, 1935; Aulander, 1937; Newport, 1941; Trenton, 1944; Swepsonville, 1946; W. 

Burlington, 1950; Fuquay Springs, 1961; St. Paul, 1965; Raleigh: Trinity, 1966; Retired, 

POLLOCK, CHARLES LUTHER 5 E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1977 9 

Lyon Mem., 1969; Holly Springs, 1970; Turkey, 1972; Wake Forest, 1974; Fayetteville: 

Christ, 1978; Richlands, 1981. 
POLLOCK, HENRY FULTON R McKeesport, Pa. 1928 1928 1930 14 

Trans, from Pa. Conf., 1953; Maury-Mt. Herman, 1953; Goshen, 1957; Kenly, 1959; Atlantlo, 

1960; Beeoh Grove, 1962; Woodington, 1963; Kinston Ct., 1965; Retired, 1967. 
PONDER, REGINALD WALLACE E Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 24 

Student Paator, Fayetteville: Love joy-Macedonia, 1958; Burlington: Leasburg, 1962; 

Rocky Mt.: Englewood, 1966; Sanford: St. Luke, 1970; New Bern Dlst: District Superin- 
tendent, 1978; Dist. Superintendent, Raleigh, 1980; Rocky Mt: First, 1983. 
POOLE, OSCAR C. E Fayetteville 2 

Trana. from N. Georgia Conf., 1982; Fayetteville: Calvary, 1982. 
POPE, THOMAS ARNOLD 2 R Greenville 1956 1956 1958 25 

Stokes, 1956; Smith, 1957; Winstead, 1962; Franklinton, 1966; Meth. Coll., Spec. Appt., 

1967; Dean of Students, Meth. Coll., 1970; Asst. Prof., Meth. Coll., 1973; Retired, 1981, 
PORTER, ERNEST RAY 2 E Gulfport, Miss. 1961 1959 1963 22 

Trans, from Miss. Conf., 1961; Bethseda, 1959; Union Grove, 1961; Associate, Hayes 

Barton, 1962; Selman, 1964; Westminster, 1968; Assoc. Dir., Prog. Council Witness, 

Outreach & Involvement, 1971; New Bern: Centenary, 1973; Dist. Superintendent, Goldsboro, 

1980; Dir. Conf. C.O.M., 1982. 
PORTS, GEORGE WILLIAM, JR. E Lynchburg, Va. 1956 1945 1946 27 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1956; West Rockingham, 1956; St. Mark's, 1960; Wallace, 1964; 

Wilmington: Fifth Avenue, 1968; Burlington: West Burlington, 1974; Disability, 1978. 
POTTER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, JR. E Greenville 1963 1963 1969 20 

Rooklngham: First, 1967; Bellmont, 1968; Columbia: Wesley Mem., 1968; Princeton, 1972; 

Durham: Aldersgate, 1975; Grad. Sen., Wright State Univ., 1981. 

Beaufort Circuit, 1953; Salem, 1958; Fayetteville: Culbreth Mem. 

Brletz, 1973; Ahoskie, 1980. 

Rock Creek, 1974; Riverside, 1977; Maxton: St. Paul's, 1981. 

Trans, from W.N. Y., 1977; Chaplain, Wesleyan College, 1977; 

College, 1981. 

Trans, from Ind. Conf., 1953; Rich Square, 1953; Fayetteville: Wesley Hgts., 1958; 

Cordova, 1961; Swepsonville, 1967; Raleigh: Wesley Mem., 1971; Disabilty Leave, 1974; 

Retired, 1975. 
PRIVETTE, BOBBY LEE E Fayetteville 1976 1973 1982 

Aulander, 1973; Butner, 1975; Allensville-Trinity, 1978; Lumberton Circuit, 1982. 
PRIVETTE, TOMMY GORDON E Fayetteville 1978 1978 1982 

Roxboro: Longhurst, 1978; Littleton, 1980; Love joy-Macedonia, 1983. 
PRIVETTE, WILLIAM EDWARD E Durham 1972 1972 1976 

Middlesex, 1968; Hebron, 1971; Falrview, 1975; Apex, 1978; Southern Pines, 1981. 
PULLMAN, ROBERT STANFORD E New Bern 1957 1958 1961 

Pasquotank, 1959; Wanchese, 1961; Laurinburg: Saint Luke, 1965; Student, Chandler Soh. 

of Theology, Emory Univ., 1969; New Bern: Centenary, Assoc, 1971; Burlington: Front 

Street, Assoc, 1972; Fayetteville: St. Matthews, 1974 ; Aberdeen, 1978; Plymouth, 1982. 
PURCELL, EUGENE G., JR. R Rocky Mt. 1953 1944 1945 

Glen Raven, 1943; Fair Bluff, 1949; Ahoskie, 1953; Pikevllle, 1958; Prof., Atlantio 

Chriatlan Coll., 1961; Retired, 1982. 
QUEEN, VERGIL ERWIN R Fayetteville 1939 1941 1943 

Carrboro, 1939; Haymount, 1945; Wilmington Dlst. Supt., 1952; Duke Mem., 1956; Pref. 

Duke Univ., 1958; Eliz. City: First, 1959; Sanford Dist., 1964; So. Pines, 1970; 

Disability Leave, 1974; Retired, 1974. 
RANDOLPH, FRANCIS RODERICK R Wilson 1958 196 °, J 9 ° 1 

Gray Rock, 1958; Bethseda, 1960; Kenly, 1963; Stantonsburg, 1964; Wallaoe, 196B; Durnao. 

Calvary, 1970; Greenville: St. James, 1974; Sabbatical, 1977; Leave of Absence, 1978; 

Ral: St. James, Assoc, 1979; Retired, 1981. 
RAY, ROBERT HENDERSON E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1980 

West End, 1979. , 

REDMOND, ROBERT CHARLES 2 E Fayetteville 1975 1973 ,1976 

Pollocksville, 1975; Greenville: Jarvis Mem. Assoc, 1977; Wrightsville Beach, 1978; 

REED, JOHN' EDWARDS, SR. 1 E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 

Andrews-Soapstone, 1955; Maybrook-Massey , 1956; Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1958; Student, Univ. 
ef Texas, 1969; Asst. Prof., Coll. of the Ozarks, Ark., 1971; Assoc Prof., 1976. 

., 1965; 

1956 1958 
Selma: Edgarton> 


1974 1978 

t., Prof 

. , Springfield 


1936 1937 








Ordained Including 






Elder LP Years 


1964 1971 



ns and 

1954 1955 
Rel. Mln., 1976; 



1959 1963 
1964; Fayetteville: 



1976 1979 



1964 1969 


REQ AN, JAMES R. 5 H Wilson 1942 1944 1946 

Stumpy Pt., 1928; Kinnakeet, 1929; Hatteras, 1939; Mattamuskeet, 1940; Mamera, 1943; 
Irwin, 1945; Leasburg, 1946; Troy Ct., 1947; Pinebluff, 1949; Stern, 1951; White Mem.- 
Wesley, 1952; Pink Hill, 1953; South River, 1957; Wesley Heights, 1961; Ellerbe, 1961 » 
Retired, 1967. 
RICHARDSON, ALLEN 1.75 E Burlington 1964 ^6H 1 9 66 

Trans, from Church of the Nazarene, 1962; Town Creek, 1962; Whltevllle Ct., 1964| 
Chadbourne-Evergreen, 1968; Chaplain, Columbus County Hospital, 1977. 
RICHARDSON, JOHN EARL R Kinston 1950 1951 1952 

Aultnder, 1951; Edenton, 1954; Riverside, 1959; Goshen-Keener, 1961; Clark St., 1965; 
Franklinton, 1969; Southport, 1973; Fayetteville: St. Matthew, 1978; Retired, 1983. 

Prof. , Drew Univ. , 1969. 

Clinton Ct., 1954; Chaplain, USAF, 1955; Staff, Div. of Chapla 
Coord., Nat. Conf. On Min. to Armed Forces, 1982. 

Shailotte: Camp, 1955; Moyook, 1956; Star, 1959; Fayetteville: 
Camp Ground, 1969; Graham: First, 1975; Farmville, 1981. 

Gaston, 1975; Hatteras, 1979; Mt.Hermon, 1983. 

Faison, 1967; Stedman, 1970; Princeton, 1975. 
ROBBINS, CECIL WAYNE R Rocky Mount 1932 1934 1936 42 

Mamers, 1932; Jenkins Mem., 1934; Fremont, 1937; Mt. Olive, 1941; Warrenton, 1945; 
Editor, N.C. Christian Advocate, 1949; Pres., Louisburg College, 1955; Retired, 1974. 
ROBINSON, CHARLES KIVET E N. Texas 1973 1953 I960 10 

Trans, from N. Texas Conf., 1973; Assoc. Prof., Div. Sen. , Duke University, 1973- 
ROSS, LEON WARREN R Sailisbury, Md. 1956 1934 1936 13 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1956; Roper, 1956; Macon, 1958; Mt. Pleasant, I960; Wake Forest, 
1963; Center-Cameron, 1966; Caledonia, 1968; Retired, 1969. 
ROUSE, BENJAMIN CHARLES E Greenville 1963 1963 1968 20 

Student, Duke Sem. , 1963; Assoc, Haymount, 1966; Creedmoor, 1971; Sanford: Jonesboro, 1978 . 
RUDD, ROBERT JOSEPH E Atlanta, Ga. 1961 1959 1962 22 

Trans, f rom N . Ga. Conf., 1961; Kittrell, 1961; Evangelist, 1966; Pinebluff, 1971; 
Rookingham: Pee Dee, 1975; Smithfield: Whitley, 1979; Bolivia, 1980; Shailotte Ct., 1981; 
Henderson: White Mem., 1982; Wilm: Sunset Park, 1983. 
RUDIN, JOHN JESSE, II R Henderson 1946 1947 1948 34 

Assoc. Prof. Duke Univ. Div. Sch., 1946; Sabbatical Leave, 1976; Leave of Absence, 1977; 
Retired, 1980. 
RUTH, JOHN WILLIAM E Greenville 1970 1970 1975 13 

Andrew-Soapstone, 1970; Allensville-Trinity , 1972; Fletcher's Chapel, 1976; Aldergate, 
1979; Roxboro: Longhurst, 1982. 
RUTH, WILLIAM ALBERT E Kinston 1962 1962 1964 21 

Duke Div., 1962; Dorothea Dix, 1964; N.C. State Dept. of Publ. Welfare, 1966; Lovejey- 
Maaedonla, 1967; Lake Waccamaw, 1971; Mt. Hermon, 1976; Leave of Absence, 1983- 
SABISTON, WILLIAM DEVINE, III 6 E Greenville 1963 1963 1965 20 

lethlehem-Shady Grove, 1963; St. Andrews, 1964; Garber, 1968; Wallace, 1973; Epworth, 
1976; Raleigh: Fairmont, 1981. 
SAFLEY, MICHAEL WAYNE E Fayetteville 1973 1973 1976 10 

Chaplain, Methodist Home for Children, 1975; Middleburg, 1978, Coord, of Youth Min., 
Conf. Com., 1982. 
SALTER, JOHN NEAL, JR. E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1979 7 

Richlands Circuit, 1971; Sandy Cross, 1973; Littleton, 1975; Trenton, 1980; Hallflboro, 
SAWYER, JAMES FRANKLIN R Charlotte 1943 1943 1943 34 

Trans, from A.M.E. Zion, 1943; Sanford Ct., 1943; John B. Spot, 1947; Rowland, 1953; Mt. 
Zlon Walls, 1964; Cool Springs, 1967; Philadelphia, 1974; Retired, 1977. 
SCOTT, JULIAN WARREN E Durham 1961 1961 1963 22 

Pinebluff, 1961; Faith, 1965; Arran Lake, 1968; Evansdale-Black Creek, 1969; Plymouth, 
1973; Kinston: Westminster, 1960. 
SCOTT, PAUL BATTEUX, JR. E Wilson 1958 1958 1958 25 

Trans, from Southern Baptist, 1958; Macedonia, 1958; Wrightsboro, 1961; St. Andrews, 
1962; Parkwood, 1967; Southport: Trinity, 1969; Windsor, 1973; Wilmington: Pine Valley, 
1977; New Bern: Trinity, 1982. 
SCR0Q0S, ROBIN JEROME 2 E Fayetteville 1955 1955 1961 28 

Special Appt.; Prof. Darmouth College, 1959; Chicago Theo. Seminary, 1970. 
SEATE, BILLY FENTON 3 E Durham 1972 1970 1976 11 

Enos-Palmers Grove, 1969; Whitney Cross, 1975; New Bern: Trinity, 1978; Wilm: Pine 
Valley, 1982. 
SEAWELL, WILLIAM ALBRIGHT, SR . 2 R Kinston 1950 1950 1956 31 

Pittsboro, 1950; Salem-Chapel, 1952; Hillsboro, 1956; Grace-Longhurst, 1958; Carr, 1961; 
Oraee, 1965; Elizabeth City: First, 1970; Ral: Millbrook, 1971; Du: Asbury, 1974; 
Disability, 1978; Retired, 1981. 
SETTLE, DONALD THOMAS E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1982 2 

Durham: Duke Mem. (Assoc. ) , 1979; Bahama: Mt. Bethel, 1980. 
SEXTON, KENNETH BRYAN E Burlington 1952 1952 1953 31 

Durham Ct. 1952; Roxboro Ct., 1953; Erwin, 1958; Bethel, 1962; Roseboro, 1967; Haaiefcl 
First, 1971; Ral: Westover, 1975. 
SHANN0NH0USE, RICHARD DELANO E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1979 8 

Student, Duke, 1975; Woodland, 1977; Pastoral Care & Ed. Dept., Presbyterian Med. 
Center, 1981. 
SHARPE, WILLIAM GRAY, IV E Durham 1961 1961 1963 22 

BU: Front St. Assoc, 1960; Ral: Benson Mem. ,1963; BU : Front St. Assoc, 1969; Dir. 
Publications and Chaplain, Elon Coll., 1972. 
SHAW, CASWELL EURE, JR. 3 E Burlington 1964 1964 1966 19 
Nash, 1964; BU: Front St., Assoc, 1966; White Plains, 1967; Tarboro: St. James, 1973; 
Graham: First, 1981. 


L - p - Years Not 

Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained Including 
Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

SHEPPARD, DENNIS RAY E Fayetteville 1978 1978 1981 

Attending Duke Div. School, 1978; Lemon Springs, 1980; Coats, 1983. 

SHERMAN, WILLIAM WELBY, JR. E West Minister, MD 1953 1953 1956 

Wake Forest, 1953; Vance, 1955; Scotland Neck, 1959; Havelock: First, 1964; Chapel Hill: 
Aldersgate, 1969; Troy: Trinity, 197*4 ; Coordinator, Ministerial Relations, 1978 1 
Rookingham Dlst. Sup., 1983. 

SHIVER, JAMES HENRY 1 R Fayetteville 1959 1959 1959 

Wilmington, 1959; Hamlet-Philadelphia, 1968; St. Peters-Philadelphia, 1969; Rowland! 
Cedar or.- Salem, 1971; Red Springs-Rhyne Memorial, 1973; Retired, 1978. 

SHOAF, EARLY CLIFFORD E Charlotte 1952 1952 1951 

Merrltts-Orange, 1952; Lillington, 1953; Min. of Ed. Duke Mem., 1957; Min. Of Ed., 
Edenton St., 1961; Edenton, 1963; St. Matthews, 1968; Fremont, 1969; Dir. Field Eduo., 
Duke Univ., 1972; Mebane, 1978; Mt. Olivet, 1982. 



Kinston 1962 
Bellemont, 1963; Fairview, 
Retired, 1978. 
Greenville 1965 
Bynum, 1963; Bonlee, 1968; 



1965 1967 
Siler City: 

Reinstated, 1979; Jones Chapel-Hickory 
1976 1979 





Asbury, 1955; Glencoe, 1956; Hightowers, 

Fletcher's Chapel, 1971; Lemon Springs, 

Mt. Gilead Circuit, 1956; Pekin Circuit, 

West End, 1971; Broadway, 1975; Retired, 

Mt., 1979; Wesley-Black's Chapel, 1982. 
SHULER, ALBERT E Fayetteville 1976 

Student, Duke, 1976; Granville-Vance, 1977; FA: John Wesley, 1980. 
SHULLER, EDGAR RALPH R Coneay, Ark. 1930 1927 1932 

Trans, f rom N . Ark., 1930; Kenly, 1931; Fremont, 1933; Warren, 1937; Hookerton, 1911 | 

Williamston, 1917; Conway, 1951; Swansboro, 1956; Grifton, I960; St. Matthews, 1961; 

Laurel Hill, 1963; Retired, 1968. 
SIMONTON, CHARLES ALISON, JR. 2 E Memphis 1955 1957 1959 

Rougemont, 1955; Glendale Heights, 1959; Fayetteville: Christ, 1961; Durham: Epworth, 

1969; Lumberton: Chestnut Street, 197*4 ; N. C. Christian Advocate, 1976. 

Trtns. from Ala.-W. Fla. Conf . , 1968; Rocky Mt: St. Paul, 1968 ; Duke Div. School 

Dir., Field Ed., 1969; Dir. Ed. 1971; Durham: Aldersgate, 1972; Kitty Hawk, 1975 

First, 1980. 
SMITH, ALBERT CLAYTON E Fayetteville 1971 1971 

New Hope-Purley, 1971; Frankllnton, 1981. 
SMITH, CHARLES MICHAEL E Greenville 1963 1963 

Ch. of Scotland, Sr. Ass't. Min., 1965; Dellwood, 1966; Duke Med. Div., 1968; Voluntary 

Legation, 1969; Durham: Trinity, Assoc, 1970; Greenville: Jarvis Mem. Assoc, 1971; 

Durham: Parkwood, 1971; Roxboro: Long Mem, 1978; Goldsboro Dist. Superintendent, 1982. 
SMITH, EDWARD FRANKLIN, JR. E Henderson 1916 1918 

Maybrook, 1916; Leasburg, 1917; Missionary in the Belguim Congo, 1952; Hillsborough, 

1962; Wilmington: Trinity, 1966; Fayetteville: Haymount, 1971; Durham: Duke Memorial, 

1975; Lumberton: Chestnut St., 1982. 

Bridgeton, 1971; Morehead City: Franklin Mem. 

1977; Bethel-Lebanon, 1981. 

Hobgood, 1977; Jacksonville: Trinity, Assoc, 

Temperance Hall, 1956; West Halifax, 1959; Marvin, 1961; Hawkins-Tabor 

First, 1968: Zebulon, 1971; Cary: White Plains, 1975; Sanford Dist., 1 

Raleigh, 1983. 
SMITH, JERRY THOMAS 5 E Fayetteville 1968 

Pasguotank, 1963; Hobgood, 1956; Washington Circuit, 1968; Robersonvllle 

197o; Fuquay-Varina, 1983. 
SMITH, JOHN THOMAS 3 R Fayetteville 

Creswell, 1959; Marvin, 1952; Halifax, 1956; Maysville, 1960 

1968; Ral: Jenkins Mem., 1971; Retired, 1978. 

Pllmoor Memorial, 1975; Lake Waccamaw, 1982. 

Erwin, 1979. 

Chapel Bill: Univ., Assoc, 1968; Goldsboro: 

Louisburg, 1979. 

Bolton, 1979; Assoc , Durham: Trinity, 1981. 

Trans, from Eastern Pennsyl\ 

1972; Magnolia 



1972 1969 197t 
1971; Kipling-Cokesbury, 






1962 1965 
1961; Wilson: 
11; Dist. Supt. 

1967 1970 
972; Clayfcen, 

1975 1978 
1961; LaOrangg, 


Chapel Hill 1968 1968 
Providence, 1972; Aldersgate, 1976; 



1978; Swan Quarter, 1977. 







Trans, from Fla. Conf., 1959; Wesley Circt., 1959; Hopewell-Mt .Moriah, 1961; West 
Rookingham, 1966; Salem, 1968; Vanceboro, 1969; Pink Hill, 1970; Kinston: St. Mark's- 
Lane's, 1973; Supernumerary, 19744; Industrial Chaplain, 1975; Retired, 1979. 

S0ULE, GUY VASSAR, JR. E Fayetteville 1978 1978 1980 

Edenton St., Assoc, 1978; Ocracoke, 1981; FA: Gardners, 1983. 

SOUTHERN, HARVEY GRAY E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1982 

Goldsboro: St. Paul, Assoc, 1980; Oriental, 1983. 

SPARKS, CHARLES EDGAR E New Bern 1957 1959 1960 

Garner Ct. , 1956; Ral: St. James, 1960; Rose Hill, 1961; Whiteville, 1970; WI : Wesley 
Meffl., 1971; Leave of Absence, 1978; Jacksonville: Pine Valley, 1979; FA: St. Matthew, 

SPARROW, LEON RAY 6 R Kinston 1962 1958 

Mamers, 1962; Ebenezer, 1963; Stantonsburg, 1968; Supernumerary, 1970; Trenton, 
Stonewall: Pamlico Parish, 1971; Aberdeen, 1976; Pembroke: First-Calvary, 1978. 

SPEAKE, GEORGE DONALD E Fayetteville 1977 1977 

Rocky Mt: Marvin, 1977; Rocky Mt: St. Paul, 1979. 

SPEIGHT, JAMES BRAXTON R Raleigh 1951 1951 

Shady Grove, 1951; Hawkins-Tabor, 1956; Evansdale-Black Creek, 1958; Pine Forest, 
Union Chapel, 1961; Butner:Comm. Meth. , 1968; Concord-Oak Grove, 1969: Fa: Culbreth Mem., 
1973; Pleasant Hill, 1971; Aurora, 1975; Belhaven, 1976; Core Creek, 1977; Retired, 1978. 






Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 


1972 1972 
1979; Candor, 1981. 

1967 1967 1970 
1971; Ral: Wesley Mem. , 







Pilmoor Mem., 1974; New Hope, 1976; Assoc, WI : Wesley Mem. 

Bethesda-Holllster, 1963; Sandy Cross, 1965; Hawkins-Tabor, 

1973; Smyrna, 1979; Clayton, 1983. 

Trans, from Utah Mission Conf., 1943; Jonesboro, 1969; Grifton, 1971; Wallace, 1976) 

Institute, 1977; Retired, 1980. 
STAFFORD, SIDNEY EARL, SR. 5 E Gulfport, Miss. 1959 1959 

Walnut Grove, 1959; Amity, 1963; Prof., Louisburg Coll., 1967. 

Elizabeth City: First, Assoc, 1977; Attending Duke Div. School, 1979; Cumberland, 1980. 
STANFIELD, EDWIN DOUGLAS E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1978 

Rougemont, 1974; Pink Hill, 1977; Chaplain, USN, 1978. 
STANLEY, RICHARD ARNOLD, JR. E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1982 

Beech Grove, 1980; Dover-Clarks, 1983. 
STARK, RUFUS HAYWOOD, II E Raleigh 1954 1954 1957 

Leasburg, 1955; St. Pauls, 1958; Swepsonville, 1963; Clayton, 1967; Wilm: Grace, 1971; 

Ral: Fairmont, 1975; Morehead City: First, 1979; Meth. Home For Children, Ral., 1983. 
STARNES, JAMES ALFRED E Burlington 1964 1964 1966 

Bethel-Concord, 1963; Goldsboro: Salem, 1965; Assoc Greenville: St. James, 1968; 

Greenville: Holy Trinity, 1969; Elizabethtown: Wesley Chapel, 1970; Prof. Southeastern 

Cofflm. Coll., 1972; Whiteville Circuit, 1974; Instr. Coun., Southeastern CC, 1982. 
STARNES, WILLIAM BRANTLEY LA Burlington 1952 1954 1956 

Fountain PI., 1952; Center, 1954; Shallotte, 1957; Chaplain, U.S. Army, 1959; Leave of 

Absence, 1980; Mt. Pleasant: Grove Chapel, 1981. 
STAT0N, JESSE CL0MAN, SR. E Raleigh 1954 

Aurora, 1954; Kinston: St. John, 1958; Friendship, 1961; Windsor, 1966; 

Pamlico Parish, 1976; Stantonsburg, 1983. 

Trans, from E. Penn., 1972; Assoc, Prof. Di 

Chowan, 1934; Lakewood, 1935; Morehead City, 

boro, 1965; Whitakers-Battleboro, 1969; Ral: 

Bladen Ct., 1935; Wesley Mem., 1938; Goldsboro Ct., 1939; Rosemary, 1944; Jacksonville, 

1949; Lumberton, 1952; Rockingham, 1956; Trinity, 1960; Centenary, 1962; Greenville 

Bist. Supt., 1964; Fairmont, 1970; Clayton, 1971; Retired, 1972. 
STOKES, JAMES C, JR. E Durham 1972 1966 1969 

Trans, from W.N. C. Conf., 1972; St. Mark, N. Kinston Parish, 1972; Wi: Sunset Park, 1973; 

Kenaosville-Parish, 1976; Hookerton, 1980; Fairview, 1982. 
STOKES, JOHN L., Ill E Fayetteville 1973 1963 1967 

Trans, from Okla. , 1973; Assoc Prof. UNC at Wilmington, 1973. 
STONE, AMOS HENRY E Durham 1953 1953 1957 

Trans, from Baltimore Conf., 1953; Swan Quarter, 1953; Winstead, 1957; Person St., 1962; 

Hope Mills, 1966; Ral: St. James, 1968; Warsaw, 1974; Hertford, 1977; Rowland: First, 




Durham 1972 
/. School, Duke Univ., 1972. 

Washington 1934 1934 

1939; Chaplain, U. S. Navy, 1942; Battle- 

Edenton St., Assoc, 1973; Retired, 1981. 

Wilmington 1935 1938 1940 



Trans, from Singapore-Malaya Conf 

Singapore, 1980. 

Attending Duke Div. Sen., 1979; Ellis Chapel, 

Nash, 1973; Goldsboro, 1978; Leave of Absence 

E Fayetteville 1973 1957 
1973; Missionary to Malaysia. Missionary to 

Fayetteville 1979 
1980; Caledonia, 1981. 
Fayetteville 1973 
1979; Retired, 1980. 
Wilson 1958 




Apex, 1964; Wake Forest-Youngsville, 1966; Asst. Prof. Louisburg Coll., 1969; Prof., 

Leuisburg Coll., 1970; Whltakers, Goldston, 1974; CH: Amity, 1978. 
STOTT, JANEDUS D0ANE R Durham 1926 1926 1930 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 

Hatteras, 1928; Dare, 1930; Grimesland, 1931; Hemp, 1935; Stedman, 1936; Burgaw, 1941; 

Clark St., 1945; Roberdel, 1947; Cordova, 1948; Parkton, 1949; Vance, 1951; Kipling, 


1962; Retired, 



Durham 1972 1972 
Warrenton: Wesley Mem., 1981. 
Greenville 1963 1964 1966 
1962; Roanoke Ct., 1967) Queers It. 
son, 1974; Ral: Wesley Mem., 

1955; Calvary-Victory, 1959; 

Lucama-Sims, 1979; Red Oak, 19 

St. Luke, 1974; Amity, 1976; Tabor City, 1978; 

Hornes-Mt.Zion, 1956; Hart-Speight, 1959; Milwaukee, 196 

AegOQ., 1969; Durham: Duke Chapel, 1972; Saulston-Jeffer 

1979; Nashville, 1982. 
SWINK, LIONEL CLYDE 8 R Goldsboro 1967 1963 1971 

Pollocksville, 1967; Franklin Mem., 1968; Laurinburg: Central, 1972; Rooky Mti Clark 

Street, 1976; Louisburg Ct., 1977; Union Chapel, 1981; Retired, 1982. 
TAYLOR, BRUCE DAVIS 5 E Fayetteville 1967 1967 1970 

Old Dock, 1963; Bladen Circuit, 1964; Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo, 1969; Ral: Pleasant Grove 

1973; Wilson: West Nash, 1977; Garber, 1983. 
TAYLOR, WILLIAM VINSON E Fayetteville 1970 1970 1974 

Tarboro: Hart Speight, 1964; Gaston: Shiloh, 1965; Rocky Mt: Marvin, 1966; Roxboro: 

Orace, 1969; Mt.Zion, 1973; Durham: St. Paul, 1977; West Burlington, 1981. 
TEACHEY, WILBUR CARROLL 4 E Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 

Fair Bluff Ct., 1954; Cerro-Gordo-Olivet, 1955; Carvers Creek, 1959; Clinton: Grace, 

1963; Havelock: First, 1971; Siler City: First, 1975; Beaufort: Ann St., 1981. 
TEAGUE, WILLIE SENN E Chapel Hill 1969 1967 1970 

Trans, from S.C. Conf., 1969; Ral: Benson Mem., 1969; Kitty Hawk, 1973; Mt. Sylvan, 

1975; Coord. Ldrship. Dev. & Adult Work, COM, 1981; Mebane, 1982. 


Years Not 
Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 


TENNEY, HAYWARD LESTER 3 E Raleigh 1965 1965 1967 18 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1962; Hornes-Ht. Zion, 1962; Wesley Mem., 1963; White Mem., 

Franklin Charge, 1965; Amity-Chapel Hill, 1967") Brooksdale-Brookland, 1971; Erwin, 1973; 

Vanceboro, 1975; Clarkton-Bluefield, 1977; Kinston Ct. , I960. 
THOMAS, WAYNE ESMOND E Fayetteville 1974 1961 1963 9 

Trans. fromFla., 1974; Faison, 1974; Ellerbe, 1976; Straits-North River, 1977; Midway- 
Bethlehem, 1981. 
THOMPSON, ARTHUR LEO R Wilson 1928 1930 1932 40 

Louisburg, 1928; Roseboro Ct., 1932; Faison-Kenans, 1936; Ahoskle, 1940; Ral: Fairaenfe, 

1145; Wllm: Grace, 1951; Roxboro: Long Mem., 1956; Hamlet: First, 1962; So. Pines, 1963; 

Biscoe, 1968; Retired, 1968. 
THOMPSON, EMERSON MCLEAN, JR. E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 27 

Ca-Vel, 1956; Statonsburg, 1958; Scotland Neck, 1964; Durham: McMannen, 1970; WilBI 

Sraee, 1975; Roanoke Rapids: Fir3t, 1980. 
THOMPSON, LEO CLIFFORD E Wilson 1958 1958 1962 25 

Buodgen, 1962; Bethesda, 1963; Newland-Grace, 1967; Marvin-Temperance Hall, 1969; Butner, 

1972; Carolina Counseling Center, 1976; Triangle Mental Health Services, 1978. 
THOMPSON, NEIL HOWARD E Fayetteville 1955 1958 1960 28 

Lake Waooamaw, 1955; Fair Bluff, 1960; Wesley Mem., 1963; Director of Admissions, Meth. 

Coll., 1968; Supernumerary, 1973; Ral: Highland, Assoc, 1974. 
THOMPSON, ROGER EVERETT 2 E Kinston 1961 1961 1967 22 

Grimesland, 1959; Shiloh, I960; Center-Cameron, 1961; Trans, to S.C. Conf., 1963; Trans. 

from S.C. Conf., 1965; Siler City, 1965; Gardners, 1967; Stedman, 1969; Rockingham: Pee 

Dee, 1970; Snow Hill: Calvary, 1975; Smyrna, 1977; Concord, 1979; Northhampton, 1980. 
TINGLE, JAMES ARTHUR E Burlington 1964 1964 1967 19 

Centenary, Assoc, 1965; Jacksonville: Blue Creek, 1967; St. Paul, 1968; St. Paul-Verona, 

1969; Student, Duke, 1971; Ministry In and To Society, 1973; Pamlico Parish: Assoc, 

1976; Director, Coastal Counseling, Inc., 1981. 
TISDALE, WALTER EUGENE E Fayetteville 1955 1955 1957 28 

Rock Creek, 1955; Spring Hope, 1957; Conway, 1960; Daniels Mem., 1965; Glendale Heights, 

1968; Enfield, 1972; St. Andrews, 1976; Fayetteville: Salem, 1978. 
TRAYNHAM, DAVID DINWIDDIE R Henderson 1930 1933 1935 40 

Carvers Ck., 1931; Town Creek, 1932; Leasburg, 1935; Garner, 1939; Creedmoor, 1942; 

Saxapahaw, 1946; Brookdale, 1950; Northhampton, 1954; Roberdel, 1960; Retired, 1970. 
TUCKER, CHARLES CLYDE E Virginia 1952 1954 1954 30 

Trans, from Punta Arenas, Chile, 1962; Cedar Grove, 1962; Hope Mills, 1968; Ral: Longvlew, 

1971; Elizabeth City: First, 1977; Ral: Benson Mem., 1981. 
TYSON, AARON GRANDISON R Burlington 1952 1956 1958 21 

Ooldsboro, 1952; Currituck, 1953; Wayne Ct., 1954; Kinnakeet Ct., 1955; Tar River, 1956; 

West End, 1959; St. Paul's, 1962; Spring Hill, 1968; Retired, 1973. 
TYSON, BOBBY P. E Rocky Mount 1966 1962 1966 13 

White Mem. -Wesley, 1958; Caledonia, 1959; St. Paul's, 1963; Trans, to Va. Conf., 19iS| 

Trans, from Va. Conf., 1972; Tabor City, 1974; Conf. Evangelist, 1977; Maxton: St. Pauls, 

1980; Knightdale, 1981. 
TYSON, CARSON STANLEY E Fayetteville 1975 1975 1977 8 

Rocky Mount: St. Paul's, 1977; Cedar Grove-Prospect, 1978; La Grange, 1982, 
TYSON, D. M. 7 R Wilson 1958 1956 1961 24 

Straits, 1952; Williston-Smyrna, 1956; Mamers, 1963; Vanceboro, 1964; Salem, 1969; 

Rainbow, 1974; Benson, 1977; Retired, 1982. 
TYSON, MARVIN DEWEY E Kinston 1950 1953 1954 33 

St. Paul, 1950; Eno, 1953; Fairview, 1954; Englewood, 1957; Calvary, 1961; Hamlet: First, 

1964; Roanoke Rapids: First, 1969; Henderson: First, 1973; Greenville: St. James, 1977. 
TYSON, MARVIN EUGENE E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1982 2 

Attending Oral Roberts University, 1979; New Bern: Riverside, 1981. 
TYSON, TOMMY 2 E Wilmington 1951 1953 1954 32 

Bethany, 1950; Walstonburg, 1951; Wayne Ct., 1953; South Mills, 1954; Conf. Evangelist, 

1915; Chaplain, Oral Roberts Univ., 1965; Evangelist, 1969. 
TYSON, VERNON CEPHAS 2 E Greenville 1956 1956 1958 27 

Trans, from W.N. C. Conf., 1954; Stem-Bullock, 1954 ; Goldston, 1956; Assoc. Edenton St., 

1958; Jonesboro Hgts., 1961; Oxford, 1966; Wesley Mem., 1970; Fayetteville: Hay St., 

1974; Ch: University, 1978; Dist. Supt. Wilmington Dist., 1981. 
VAUGHAN, RICHARD COOK E Trans. 1974 1974 

Hopewell-Mt.Morlah, 1974; FA: Culbreth Mem. , 1980. 
VAUGHAN, W. NORMAN R Raleigh 1922 1926 

Pastoral record information not available. Retired. 
VICK, THOMAS MARVIN, JR. R Eliz. City 1938 1940 

Roxboro Ct., 1938; Army Chaplain, 1942; Bahama Ct., 1945; Jonesboro Hgts., 1948; 

1952; Queen St., 1956; Edenton St., 1962; Administrator, Meth. Home for Children, 

Retired, 1979. 
V0NCAN0N, MARY VEIGH E Fayetteville 1976 1976 

Shady Grove, 1979; FA: Wesley Hgts., 1981. 
WAGGONER, JAMES MILAN 1 E Wilson 1958 1958 

Whitney Cross, 1958; Belhaven, 1961; Johnston, 1965; Smithfield: Whitley Mem., 1967 i 

enaplaln, Meth. Home for Children, 1968; Industrial Chaplain, 1975; Superivsor Chaplaincy 

Ser. Dir. Youth Human Resources, 1977. 
WALDR0P, JOHN HERBERT, JR. E Wilmington 1951 1952 1953 

Snow Hill, 1951; Newport, 1952; Trans, to W.N.C. Conf., 1956; Trans from W.N.C. Conf., 

1957; Oraoe, 1957; Fremont, I960; Clayton, 1964; Sabbatical Leave, 1967; Merritts-Ebenezer, 

1968; Staff Alcoholic Rehab. Cnt., Greenville, 1969; Drug Consultant, N.C. Div. of Mental 

Health Svcs., 1974; Superintendent Nursing Home, Shelby, 1977; Leave of Absence, 1979; 

Bethel-Lebanon, 1980; Wilmington- Sunset Park, 1981; Henderson - City Road, 1983. 
WALKER, EDDIE ARNOLD LA Fayetteville 1974 1974 1976 

Friendship, 1976; Kenly-Buckhorn, 1979; Grad. Sen. UNC-Greensboro, 1981; Leave of Absenoe, 

WALKER, FRANKLIN ODELL 1 E Fayetteville 1955 1957 1959 

Lovejoy-Macedonia, 1955; Cumberland St.- Andrews, 1959; St. Andrews, 1960; Cotton- 

Hgpg Hills, 1961; Lillington, 1966; Longvlew, 1968; Goldsboro- St. Luke, 1971; Washington- 
First, 1974; Clinton-First, 1981. 















Years Not 
Ordained Including 
Elder LP Years 

1963 1965 
Conf., 1965; Trans. 
1970; Durham:Duke 

WALL, CLARENCE ARTHUR E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1981 

Perquimans, 1978; Elizabeth City-Riverside, 1981. 
WALL, LYNN TESTERMAN E Fayetteville 1979 1968 198£ 

New Bern-Centenary, Min. of Prog., 1979; Cedar Island-Sea Level, 1983. 
WALL, RANDY LEE 2 E Fayetteville 1976 1976 1980 

Turkey-Friendship, (FTLP), 1974; Andrews-Soapstone (SLP), 1975; Bell Arthur, 1979; 

Shiloh, 1981. 
WALLACE, ROBERT LOUIS E Mississippi 1963 

Trans, from Miss. Conf., 1961; Ef land-Lebanon, 1961; Trans, from N.C. 

Miss. Conf., 1967; Siler City: West End, 1967; Cedar Grove-Prospect, 

Memorial, Assoc, 1974; Durham: Aldersgate, 1978. 
WALSTON, ROBERT EDWARD 2 E Washington 1934 1934 1938 

Kitty Hawk, 1934; Chowan, 1935; Pink Hill, 1939; Grifton, 1942; Burgaw, 1947; Williamston, 

1951; Camp Ground, 1956; Ahoskie, I960; Elm City, 1964; Pine Forest, 1968; Disability 

Leave, 1969; Retired, 1971. 
WARD, HERMAN NATHAN, JR. 1 E Greenville 1963 1963 1965 

Andrews-Soapston, 1963; Banks-Grove Hill, 1965; Hillsborough, 1969. 
WARD, HOPE MORGAN E Fayetteville 1979 1979 1981 

Cary: White Plains, Min. of Ed., 1979; Broadway, 1983. 
WARREN, CLARENCE LEE E Wilmington 1951 

Town Creek, 1951; Wanchese, 1956; White Mem. -Wesley, 1959; Johnson Mem. 


1968; Plank Chapel, 1973; Maury-Mt. Hermon, 

Chapel, 19&3; Reigelwood, 1965; Whitevil 

1975; Belhaven, 1977; Pink Hill, 1981. 
WARREN, HENRY ROBERT 6 E Greenville 1970 

Parkton, 1964; Asbury-Pineview, 1967; Jerusalem-Zion, 1971; Laurel Hill, 

1978; Smith, 1982; Disability Leave, 1983. 

Trans, from N. Ala. Conf., 1955; Professor, Scarritt College, Nashville 



Glasgow, 1960; Fairmont, 1962; St. Ja 

Aoademlc Dean, 1974. 

City Rd. and White Mem 

Rocky Mount 



1964; Professor, Scarritt College, 1968; 


, 1955. 

R Greenville 1931 1933 1935 
1931; Lakewood, 1932; Rougemont, 1933; Newport, 1934; Youngsville, 
1936; Person St. and Calvary, 1938; Garland, 1941; Scotland Neck, 1945; Millbrook, 1949; 
Wesley Mem., 1953; Gibson St. -St. Johns, 1954; Mt. Hermon, 1958; Pee Dee, 1960; Candor, 
1965; Norllna, 1971; Retired, 1976. 

Trans, from N. Ga. Conf., 1970; Ocean View, 1970; Durham: McMannen, 1975; 
WI: Wesley Memorial, 1983. 

E Fayetteville 1974 
Jerusalem-Bethel, 1976; Haymount Associate, 



E Kinston 
Westminister: Kinston, 1956 

Durham Dist. Superintendent, 1974; Wilson: First, 


Bethlehem-Shady Grove, 

Grove, 1979; Tyrell, 1 

Jarvis Mem. , Havelock, 

Hill: University, 1966 


Milwaukee, 1975; Mount 

Harbor, 1981. 

Pleasant Green, 1959; Student 

College, 1972. 

Trans, from Kansas East Conf., 1981; 

Alamance, 1948; Mt. Gilead Ct., 1949 

Beaoh: St. Paul's, 1954; State Dir., Meth. Student Move 

Luke, 1969; Knightdale, 1972; Durham 

1978; Sabbatical, British Meth. Church, 

ASSOC. , Eliz. City: 

Graham: First, 

E Fayetteville 
asant, 1979; Manns Harbor, Stumpy Pt 

nd Chaplain, 1965; 


East Lak 

1969 1971 
Manteo, 1977; 

1974 1980 
1977; Sneads 

1950 1952 
1962; Chapel 

1972 1977 
0; Manns 



1962; Prof. 

Prof., Florida Southern 




Banks-Grove Hill, 1 

South Camden, 1952; 

1967; Murfreesboro, 

E Fayette, f 
Durham Parish, 1981. 

E Elizabeth City 1947 1947 1949 
Warren, 1950; Trinity-Riverdale, 1953; Carol. 

1957; Laurinburg: St. 
Duke's Chapel, 1974; Conway, 1975; Robersonvllle, 
982; Wrightsville Beach, 1983. 
JR. E Fayetteville 1970 1970 1973 

First, 1972; Maysville, 1975; Shallotte:Camp, 1980. 

E Burlington 1952 
Belhaven, 1954; Wrightsboro, 1958; Wendell, 1961 
1971; Fuquay-Varina, 1976; Coord., Child. Min. & 
5 R Burlington 1964 
Browning-Smith Chapel, 1964; Erwin, 1967; Supernumerary, 
nty Mental Health Center, 1970; Wesley-Black's Chapel 

1953 1954 
Camping, COM, 198C 
1963 1966 
1967; Special Appt., Harnett 
1975; Retired, 1981. 

Student, Yale, 1977; 

Mamers, Assoc, 1978: 


E Fayetteville 1977 
Raleigh: Hayes Barton, Associate, 1978; Cary: 
E Fayetteville 1978 
Turkey-Fellowship, 1980; Town Creek, 1982. 

Wilmington 1940 







Aurora, 1943; Wesley Mem., 1944; Roseboro, 1948; Wallace, 1950 



1954; Raeford, 1957; Roxboro: Long Mem., 1962; Davis St., 1965; Laurinburg: First, 1958 
Farmville, 1972; Red Springs: Trinity, 1976; Retired, 1979. 
WHITE, CHRISTIAN 4 E Burlington 

Pembroke, 1952; Glen Raven, 1954; St. Paul, 1960; Mt. Olive, 196 
St. James, 1970; Rocky Mount: First, 1974; Fay: Hay Street, 19 




Lumberton Circuit, 




Carrboro, 1964; 


, Olive 









.eboro, 1962; 



. , 1965 

E Burlington 
1953; Asbury-Smithfield, 1955 

1952 1952 1954 
; Graham, 1966; Greenville: 
D; Disability Leave, 1983. 
1952 1957 I960 
Kenly, 1957; Biscoe, 

); Cary: First, 1971; Leave of Absence, 1976; Carrboro, 

1966; Fellowship, 


Rose Hill, 

1974; St. 

L - p - Years Not 

NAME Appointment Present Where When Ordained Ordained Including 

Years Relation Admitted Admitted Deacon Elder LP Years 

WHITEHEAD, TALTON JOHNSON R Asheboro 1927 1927 1930 43 

Trans, from Meth. Protestant Conf., 1939; Henderson, 1939; North Gate, 1910; Fayetteville 

Ct.. 1941; Aberdeen-Vass, 1917; Carr, 1952; Graham, 1954; Washington, 1962; Whltevllie, 

1966; Retired, 1970. 
WIGGINS, CARSON OLIN 1 E Goldsboro 1967 1967 1970 16 

Cedar Grove, 1966; Salem-Chapel, 1969; Ebenezer, 1974. 
WILKINSON, HOWARD MILTON E Goldsboro 1967 1967 1969 14 

Kitty Hawk, 1963; Spring Hill, 1973; Clinton: Grace, 1977; Leave of Absence, 1978; Halifax, 

WILLIAMS, ATTICUS MORRIS R Henderson 1930 1933 1935 35 

Pittsboro, 1931; Youngsville, 1934; Milton, 1935; Whitakers, 1939; Warsaw, 1944; Bisooe, 

1948; Hillsborough, 1952; Person(Roxboro) , 1956; Fletcher's Chapel, 1960; Retired, 1965. 
WILLIAMS, JAMES ALVIN 6 E Kinston 1962 1958 1960 21 

Pembroke Circuit, 1956; Tarboro: Hart, 1957; Roper, 1958; Mattamuskeet, 1960; South 

Camden, 1962; Shady Grove, 1965; Town Creek, 1968; Roberdel, 1971; Plank Chapel, 1975 ; 

Oxford: Salem, 1980; Norlina, 1982. 
WILLIAMS, JOHN E. E Goldsboro 1967 1967 1970 11 

Vance Circuit, 1966; Rocky Mt.: First, Assoc, 1971; Located, 1973; Stokes, 1971; Readmitted, 

1975 ; Bailey, 1975; Approved Evangelist, 1982. 
WILLIAMS, OSCAR SHELTON R Wilmington 1959 1959 1961 17 

Trans, from Bapt. Ch., 1959; Vance, 1961; Rich Square, 1962; Rocky Mount: Clark Street, 

1969; Retired, 1976. 
WILLIF0RD, GLADYS RUTH E Durham 1972 1972 1975 11 

Raleigh: Wynnewood Park, 1972; Rockingham: East, 1976; Smithfield: Whitley, 1978; Sneads 

Ferry, 1979; Aulander, 1980. 
WILLINGHAM, MALCOLM CRAIG E Fayetteville 1975 1972 1979 8 

Graham: Christ-Cedar Cliff, 1974; Popular Spring-Trinity, 1976; Rockingham: First Assoc, 

1977; Director, Samaritan Colony, 1978; Hoffman: Fletchers Chapel, 1980; Dir., Samaritan 

Colony, 1981. 
WILSON, ARTHUR JOHN, III E Kinston 1962 1962 1965 21 

Jenkins Mem., 1962; Duke Univ., Assoc. Dir. of Religious Activities, 1963; Asst. Chaplain, 

U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1966; Chaplain, Intern, St. Eliz. Hosp., 1971; 

Chaplain, Resident, St. Eliz. Hosp., 1972; Director of Pastoral Services, Mooaesin 

Bend Psyoh. Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1974. 
WILSON, BEN HORANCE.III E Knoxville, TN . 1963 1961 1963 20 

Trans, from Holston, Conf., 1963; Middlesex, 1960; Pleasant Grove, 1963; Duke's Chapel, 

1965; Warsaw, 1970; Clinton: First, 1974; Smithfield: Centenary, 1977; Laurinburg; First, 

WILSON, CLAUDE THOMAS E Goldsboro 1967 1964 1969 16 

Chowan, 1961; New Hole, 1964; Beech Grove, 1970; Vanceboro, 1977. 
WILSON, KELLY JOHNSON, JR. E Sanford 1949 1949 1950 31 

Roxboro Ct., 1919; Littleton, 1953; Epworth, 1957; Louisburg, 1961; Washington: First, 

1966; Asbury, 1970; Raeford, 1971; Tarboro: St. James, 1981. 
WILSON, KELLY JOHNSON, III 3 E Fayetteville 1971 1974 1978 9 

Browning-Smith, 1971; Wellons Village, 1975; Oak Grove, 1977; Chaplain, Meth. Ret. Home, 

WILSON, LEONARD TRUMAN 9 E Kinston 1962 1962 1961 21 

Salem, 1953; Warsaw, 1957; Warrenton, 1964; Ayden, 1970; Kinston: Westminister, 1975 i 

Mt. Olive, 1977; Rocky Mount: Englewood, 1982. 
WILSON, ROBERT LER0Y E 1972 1954 1956 11 

Trans, from Northern Illinois, 1972; Research Prof., Dir. of the J.M. Ormond Center, 

Duke Div. School, 1970. 
WINBERRY, HERMAN STANFORD E Eliz. City 1947 1947 1949 36 

Granville, 1947; Wesley Mem., 1951; Bd. of Education, Conf. Dir. of Youth Work, 1954; 

Louisburg, 1957; Red Springs, 1961; Manteo, 1963; Southern Pines, 1968; Raeford: First, 

1970; Garner: First, 1974; Chestnut St., 1976; Kinston: Queen Street, 1980; Fayetteville 

Dist. Superintendent, 1982. 
WINSTEAD, ARTHUR WILLIAM 6 E Burlington 1964 1961 1963 19 

Calvary, 1958; Gatesville, 1965; Moncure, 1967; Angier, 1968; Hookerton, 1972; Mt. Gilead: 

First, 1976; Williamston, 1980; Raeford, 1981. 
WISE, DENNY CLAUDE 1 E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1969 17 

Andrews-Soapstone, 1968; Marshallberg, 1969; Assoc, Centenary, 1970; Havelock: Cherry 

Point, 1971; Biscoe, 1972; Currituck, 1974; Spring Hill, 1977; Stedman: Cokesbury, 1916. 
WISE, WILFORD DENNY 6 R Wilmington 1959 1955 1958 21 

Whiteville Ct., 1959; St. Paul, 1961; Airboro-Grattis, 1965; Broadway, 1966; Apex, 1970; 

Newport, 1975; Disability Leave, 1976; Retired, 1982. 
WITTMAN, RAYMOND KARL E Fayetteville 1980 1980 1912 2 

New Hope-Woodland, 1980; Pilmoor Memorial, 1983. 
WOLFE, WILLIAM LEE E Rocky Mount 1966 1966 1968 17 

Trans, from W. Va. Conf., 1965; Kenansville-Woodland, 1965; Christ Church-Cedar Cliff, 

1967; Haw River, 1970; Wrightsville Beach, 1977; Bellemont, 1978. 
W0MACK, LAVERNE BLUE, JR. E Fayetteville 1977 1977 1980 6 

Student Pastor, Bynum, 1971; Harrellsville, 1978; Assoc, Englewood, 1980; Friendship, 

W0MACK, SAMUEL JONES E Lakeland, Fla. I960 1957 1962 23 

Trans, from Florida Conf . , I960; Meth. College, Dean, 1970. 
WOOD, JOHN EVERETTE 10 E Durham 1961 1955 1957 22 

Nash Circuit, 1952; Middleburg Circuit, 1953; Louisburg Circuit, 1955; Burlington Cireult, 

1917; Bethlehem-Shady Grove, I960; Bridgeton Circuit, 1961; Trenton Charge, 1963; Go: 

Jefferson, 1967; Popular Springs-Trinity, 1969; Vance, 1971; Northhampton, 1975; West 

End, 1976; St. John's-Gibson, 1977; Disability Leave, 1981. 
WOOD, SAMUEL LEE 7 E Burlington 1961 1958 1964 19 

Airboro, 1957; Johnston, 1960; Garland, 1963; South Mills, 1966; Maysville, 1970; Wendell, 

1972; Providence, 1976; Concord, 1980. 
WOODCOCK, ELDON GRIFFITH E Durham 1961 1961 1965 22 

Grad. Student Duke Univ., 1961; Prof. Appalachian St., 1963; Prof. Methodist College, 

1966; Prof., Nyack College, 1970. 

> = = = = = = = = = = = ' 







Ordained Ordained 






Deacon Elder 

LP Years 

Trans, from Va. Conf. 

Trans, from N.Y. Conf 
Square, 1983. 


Four Corners Native A 
Coordinator Four Corn 

Pollookavllle, 1953; Kinst 

JR. R Richmond 

1961; NCSU, Coordinator of Religiou, 

E New York 

1970; Goldsboro, 1970; Prof., St. I 

1961 19*42 1913 
1 Affairs, 1964; Retired, 1979. 

1970 1957 1962 
'etersburg College, 1971; Riah 

1970; Browning-Smith, 1971; Faison, 1979. 

Trenton, 1932; Pittsboro, 1935; Ellerbe, 

E Fayetteville 
er.Min., 1979; Pleasant Grove-Fairview, 
rs Native American, 1982. 

E Durham 
Cirt.,1958; Brogden, 1963; Dover 




Speo. Appt.- 




1917; Beaufort, 1954 

Retired, 1969. 


Oxford, 1958; Cary, 19 

R Durham 
1939; Chaplain, 

1942; Garland, 1945; Snow Hill, 

Williamston, 1964; Hillsborough, 1966; 

E Fayetteville 1974 1974 1976 
1975; Fayetteville: Gardners, 1978; Jacksonville: Pine Valley, 1983. 
E Fayetteville 1974 1969 1976 

Warrenton, 1973; School of Medicine, UNC-CH, 1978; Resident 
Ohio, 1982. 
YOW, THOMAS SIDNEY, III 4 E Fayettevill. 
Community, 1964; Assoc, Davis St., 1966; Assoc 
Dlreotor of Admissions, Methodist College, 1973 
College, 1977. 

Grant Hosp., Pickeringten, 

1968 1968 1971 

r: First, 1967; Lyon Mem., 1970; 

the President, Louisburg 



Disciplinary Years Under 

Status Orders Appointment 


Brigman, Carey Houston.... R 7 1970 '60 '67 6 13 

Bryan, Everette Ervin 6 1971 '65 '69 12 18 

Caviness, James W., Jr 11 1982 '71 '72 1 12 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd 10 1980 '70 '72 3 13 

Davis, Donnie Gray, Sr 9 1969 '60 '62 '64 14 23 

Dillon, Frederick F 14 1978 '62 '69 5 19 

Evans, Paul Wesley DL 6 19 7 '59 '67 13 19 

Farmer, William Herbert 3 1974 '69 '70 9 12 

Forbes, Daniel Mercer, Jr.. 5 1976 '71 '72 7 12 

Fraley, Fletcher W 7 1973 '65 '70 10 17 

Free, Virgil Loren 10 1981 '53 '74 2 12 

Fulford, William Nelson 17 1973 '55 '58 10 27 

Hicks, James W 4 1972 '68 '70 10 14 

Hill, Richard C 4 1972 '68 "70 10 14 

Huggins, Johnnie Sinclair.. 5 1971 '66 '69 12 13 

Hunnings, Henry Marcus 11 1976 '59 '69 7 18 

Knowles, Russell Ray 11 1974 '62 '65 9 20 

Lamb, Waverly Douglas 6 1976 '70 '72 7 13 

Lancaster, Maurice Lew 4 1983 '77 '83 4 

Leonard, Orville Earl R 5 1972 '63 '70 6 11 

Lewis, Richard Farmer 5 1972 * 67 '69 10 15 

Lewis, Wallace Bradf ord. . .DL 5 1977 '72 '74 6 11 

Long, John Daniel R 13 1970 '52 '56 '58 10 23 

Marsh, George McCrea, Jr... 9 1976 '60 '66 16 

Martin, Haywood Lee 6 19?2 '65 '68 10 16 

Massey, Gerald Rudolph 4 1972 '68 '70 10 14 

McCall, Emmitt Carnelia 4 1976 '73 *74 7 11 

Olive, John Gilbert 1 1969 '51 '59 '61 14 15 

Parnell, Evander DL 5 1971 '66 '69 12 17 

Rattz, Robert Eugene, Sr... 4 1976 '73 7 11 

Royall, Lloyd Graham 11 1974 '63 '69 9 20 

Seymour, Edgar Fraser DL 5 1970 '65 '68 13 18 

Umstead, Charles I., Jr...R 7 1972 '65 '69 8 15 

Wesley, Luther Vernon DL 9 1973 '48 '70 10 19 


Disciplinary Ordained 

NAME: Where Admitted Year Paragraph Deacon 

Allen, Frank Bruce 
Allred, Susan Lutz 
Bergland, Robert Edward 
Boykin, William Alton 
Brooks, Rex Eugene 
Brunson, Jesse 
Bruton, Eugene Thomas 
Cobb, Arnold Eugene 
Cribb, Jerry Wayne 
Cummings, Simeon Dufrene 



4 15 































Where Admitted Year Paragraph 

Dameron, Rebecca Jane 
Elkins, Edgar George 
Everett, Glen Bates 
Felton, Gayle Carlton 
Fogleman, Shelley Abbey 
Fox, Dennis Edward 
Francis, David Henry 
Frazier, Jr. Robert Carl 
Gales, Alvester Ivey 
Gardner, Jacqueline Jenkins 
Godwin, Sherwood Auburn 
Hardt, Otto H. C. 
Harsh, Susan Lynn 
Haverly, Jr. Richard Burke 
Hazen, Timothy James 
Helms, Suzanna Ross 
Howard, Gregory Allen 
Hunt, David Earl 
Huskins, James Richard 
Jansen, John Jay 
Jenkins, David Omar 
Johnson, Glenda Noble 
Lewis, Jerry Dean 
Lowry, Jerry 

Luckeydoo, Charles William 
Marshall, Andrew Murdock 
Metcalf, Ellen Hope 
McAdams, Jr. David Sargent 
McLendon, James Earl 
Nanney, Phillip Mark 
Nicholson, Jr. Charles H. LA 
Owens, Charles Bruce 
Patten, Walter Reed 
Paxton, Roger Davidson 
Pernell, Leon Jackson 
Radford, Jack Russell 
Reavis, James Lewis, Jr. 
Rollins, Robert William, Jr. 
Rose, Jeffrey Clarke 
Schutt, Cecil Dubois 
Smith, Bobby Eugene 
Smith, Charles Cooper 
Smith, Cheryl Jones 
Smith, Ira Hildreth 
Supplee, Thomas Brinton 
Swartz, Alan Pies 
Sweeley, Thomas Lynn 
Tatum, Jimmy Ray 
Townsend, William Clayton, Jr. 
Trotter, John Albert 
Tuttle, Joseph Charles 
Tyson, John Horton 
Wade, David Carlton 
Wellons, Michele Ransier 
toethington, hark Wesley 
Whitaker, Karen Hirschi 
Williams, Susanna Lynn 
Yow, Jr. William Joseph 











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4 15 




















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4 15 
















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Year Year 
Ordained First 
Deacon Appointed 

Blaisdell, Roger A. 
Bowman, John Martin 
Carpenter, Robert Jr. 
Cartwright, Michael G. 
Clayton, Richard Thomas 
Crabtree, Wade William 
Crowe, John Marshall 
Cummings, Jimmy F. 
Davis, Jefferson Woodrow 
Derreth, Richard J. 
Eure, Jr. Aydlett James 
Hanford, Gordon Talmadge 
Hardison, Riley Vance 
Hargrove, Robert Houston 
Hause, Charles John 
Higgins, Lawrence Clayton 
Home, Herbert Franklin 
Johnson, Lawrence E. 
King, William Robert 
Lane, J. Rodney 
Lewis, Leon Jr. 
Madison, Jr. John Talbert 
Malloy, Jr. James Edward 
Mayes, Rodger N. 
McNair, Ester Maxwell 
Price, Charles Everette, t 
Reynolds, Foster Lee 
Robl, Charles John, III 
Sparrow, David Pearson 
Staton, Jr. Jesse Cloman 
Varnum, Tracie 
Woodard, Jr. John Robert 













































Second Year 




















Fourth Year 




























Third Year 





















Adkins, William Henry 
Bacote, Thomas B. 
Barnes, H. Groves 
Cribb, George F. 
Dawkins, Donald Martin 
Fairbanks, Frederick 
Fairley, Robert A., Sr. 
Gurley, Raymond Gardner 
Jones, Linwood S. 
LeCornu, Clifton 
Lupton, David Edward 
McLean, Emma Ruth 
Melvin, B. Fallon 
Mooney, Mark Carroll 
Ormond, Wilbur C, Jr. 
Pittman, Charles, Jr. 
Powers, Daniel Paul 
Rouse, Jere Alton 
Shackleford, Terry Lee 
Smith, Carolyn Reed 
Spells, Leroy 
Strong, Donald B. 
Weeks, Joseph Wade 
West, Jr. Thad Clifton 
Woodworth, Douglas R. 











First Year 




Fourth Year 
















Fourth Year 





Second Year 





















Third Year 








Luke Bell 


Gerald D. Collins 


Tommy Lewis Evans 


Zollie M. Ferrell, Jr. 


James C. Glass 


H. Paul Hite, Jr. 


Samuel White Loy 


Robert Sadler 


Roy Michael Sykes 



Richard Willard Andrews 


Randy Coy Blanchard 


Neil Anthony Bradley 


Scott Medlock 


Terry Alan Robertson 


William Arthur Warren, Jr. 





Howard Emory Anderson, III 


Charles Kris McPherson 



Glenn Eldridge Mason 


Terry Lee Rowland 


Ronald James Snider 


Angelo Troy 



Jeffrey Preston Downin 


Kenneth Earl Harp 


Stephen Phillippi 


Wilson Berry Rogers 



Edwin Alan Rose 


James Bell Ward 



Charles Randall Cooper 


Kevin Paul Stroop 


Jonathan Eric Strother 


Michael Gauker Warning 


James White 


David A. Wyant 



Eldrick Ray Davis 


Kenneth Locklear 


David 0. Malloy 



Jesse Virgil Bone, Jr. 


Milton Bailey Collier, Jr. 


Barry Maxville White 



Mike Amory 


Clint James Church 


James H. Eastin 


Titus Locklear 


Jeffrey J. Marshall 


Charles Scott Parsons 


William Thomas Smith 


William F. Williams 



Wilbur Christopher Aydlett.Jr. 


John A. Campbell 





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Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 
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Duke Divinity School 

Southeastern Seminary 

Atlantic Christian College 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

East Carolina University 

Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

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Duke Divinity School 
Pembroke State University 
Pembroke State University 

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UNC - Chapel Hill 
Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 
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Duke Divinity School 
Southeastern Seminary 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 

UNC - Chapel Hill 
Duke Divinity School 

UNC - Wilmington 
Pembroke State University 

Alphabetical Roll - Conference Directory - 1983-1984 

NOTE: Information for the Conference Directory is derived from 
information on file with the Conference Secretary and the 
were distributed at Annual Conference. The minister's greeting 
name is included in brackets and the spouse's name in parentheses 
when available. 

Study Home 

Bishop William R. Cannon 

3116 Eton Road 

P.O. Box 10955 832-9560 782-0520 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Adams, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Lee) 

Special Appointment - Campus Minister, Methodist College 

Methodist College 488-7110 488-2303 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Adkins, William H. 

Beulaville UMC 

P. 0. Box 897 298-5458 

Beulaville, NC 28518 

Aills, Lovell R. [Lovell] (Barbara) 

Bethany UMC 

1712 Kirkwood Drive 477-6659 471-1084 

Durham, NC 27705 

Aitken, P. Wesley [Wesley] (Ruth) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, Duke University Medical Center 

2909 Harriman Drive 684-3586 489-5491 

Durham, NC 27705 

Alexander, Frank L. [Frank] (Millie) 
Leave of Absence 
P. 0. Box 16057 
Durham, NC 27704 

Alexander, Gayle T. [Gayle] (Kathryn) 

Special Appointment - Clinical Social Worker - Alam.-Cas. MHC 

2102 Allison Cir. 228-0581 584-1021 

Burlington, NC 272 15 

Alexander, Jr., J. C. [J. C] (Sue) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Professor, Western Carolina Univ. 

Route 3, Box 199 704/277-7491 586-5220 

Sylva, NC 28779 

Allen, Danny G. [Danny] (Bonnie) 

Wendell UMC 

P. 0. Drawer D 365-6266 365-9281 

Wendell, NC 27591 

Allen, Frank Bruce [Bruce] (Susan) 

Mattamuskeet UMC 

Route 1, Box 73A 925-4931 746-4642 

Engelhard, NC 27824 

Allen, Jr., Gordon E. [Gordon] (Alice) 

Allensville-Trinity UMC 

Route 3, Box 71 599-2820 

Roxboro, NC 27573 


Allred, Susan Lutz [Susan] 
CPE Intern NC Memorial Hospital 
1306 LeClair Street 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Amory, Michael [Mike] (Sandra) 

Sandhill Circuit UMC 

Route 1, Box 538 

Jackson Spring, NC 27281 

Anderson, III, Howard E. [Howard] 

Mount Zion-Walls Chapel UMC 

331 S.LaSalle St. 

Apt. 46-M 

Durham, NC 27705 

Andrews, Chester J. [Chester] (Ethel) 
Retired Minister 
117 W. Union Street 
Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Andrews, Richard W. [Rick] (Patsy) 

Ca-Vel UMC 

1709 Sunset Drive 

Roxboro, NC 27573 


Andrews, Jr., John C. [John] (Nancy) 

Elm City UMC 

P. 0. Box 307 

Elm City, NC 27822 


Armstrong, Edward P. [Ed] (Sara) 
Associate - Pamlico Parish UMC 
2124 Tram Road 
New Bern, NC 28560 


Armstrong, III, R. Martin [Martin] 
Associate - Jarvis Memorial UMC 
201 Harmony Street 
Greenville, NC 27834 



Auman, James A. [Jim] (Mildred) 
First UMC 

371 Hillcrest Drive 
Henderson, NC 27536 


Aycock, John D. [John] (Fran) 
Fremont UMC, P.O.Box 147 
Fremont, NC 27830 


Aydlett, Jr., W. Christopher [Chris] (Angle) 

Epworth UMC 

Cypress Grove, Apt. 22F 

Wilmington, NC 28401 


Bacote, Thomas B. [Tom] (Emma) 
Rhyne Memorial UMC 
1808 Gola Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Bailey, James H. [Jim] (Helen) 
Jarvis Memorial UMC 
510 S. Washington St. 
Greenville, NC 27834 



Bailey, William E. [Bill] (Joan) 
West View UMC 
Route 1 Box 244D 
Burgaw, NC 28425 

Baker, M. Randall [Randall] (Freda) 
Queen Street UMC, P.O. Box 508 
Kinston, NC 28501 



Study Home 

Baldridge, Robert L. [Bob] (Janice) 

Special Appointment - Assoc Director, Conference COM 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 782-5649 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Bame, Robert L. [Bob] (Helen) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 569 212-5631 

Pikeville, NC 27863 

Barber, Morris L. [Morris] (Leoma) 

Pleasant Hill UMC 

Route 1, Box 660 A 464-3501 1*64-3644 

Robbins, NC 27325 

Barber, Wilson Edward [Eddie] (Jane) 

Kitty Hawk UMC 

P. 0. Box 146 261-2062 261-2707 

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 

Barbour, Berry 0. [Berry] (Dixie) 

Saint Paul UMC 

113 W. Murray Ave. 47T-548U 477-2883 

Durham, NC 27704 

Barfield, W. Clark [Clark] 

Saxapahaw UMC 

P. Box 268 376-3630 

Saxapahaw, NC 27340 

Barker, Michael F. [Mike] (Marilyn W.) 

Barnes, H. Groves [Groves] (Muriel) 

Hart UMC 

1005 Tate Drive 235-3764 

Raleigh, NC 27603 

Barrett, Troy J. [Troy] (Robbie) 

Centenary UMC 

904 Crescent Drive 934-2333 934-8597 

Smithfield, NC 27577 

Beane, Kenneth E. [Ken] (Margaret) 

Parkton UMC 

532 Rock Canyon Drive 867-5412 

Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Bedsworth, Ellis J. [Ellis] (Betty) 

Bethel UMC 

P. 0. Box 207 825-8041 825-4311 

Bethel, NC 27812 

Beeson, Jr., Gilbert W. [Gilbert] (Barbara) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain U. S. Air Force 
LNDC/HCX, Building 814 
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 

Bell, James Douglas [Jim] (Melody) 

Associate - First UMC 

1333 Fairway Terrace 977-0400 977-6455 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Bell, Luke (Linda) 

Union Grove UMC 

Route 3, Box 488 929-4597 

Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Benfield, Jack M. [Jack] (Jane) 

Apex UMC 

301 E. Chatham Street 362-7807 362-9241 

Apex, NC 27502 


Bergland, John K. [John] (Barbara) 

Special Appointment - Exec. V.P. The Meth. Fdn. Inc 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 489-0383 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Bergland, Robert E. [Bob] 

Mount Bethel UMC 

P. 0. Box 27 477-5830 

Bahama, NC 27503 

Best, Nancy R. [Nancy] 

Four Oaks UMC 

P. 0. Box 177 963-2095 963-2773 

Four Oaks, NC 27524 

Bethea, Joseph B. [Joe] (Shirley) 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 782-0659 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Bideaux, Rene 0. [Rene] (Rebecca) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Gen. Sec. ,Bd. of Global Min. .Nat.Div. 

Assoc. Gen. Secretary 212/865-0043 

475 Riverside Dr.,Rm 300 

New York, NY 10115 

Bingham, Buell E. [Bing] (Lois) 

Retired Minister 

3108 Archdale Road 431-6742 

High Point, NC 27263 

Bissette, Lester C. [Lester] (Catherine) 

Pee Dee UMC 

P. 0. Box 1907 895-2148 895-4516 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Bizzell, Jr., Henry A. [Henry] (Grace) 

Ayden UMC 

707 W. 3rd Street 746-6524 746-3852 

Ayden, NC 28513 

Black, Col, USAF, Bobby C. [Bobby] (Marybel) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain U. S. Air Force 

PSC Box 1439 

36 CSG/HC 

Apo, NY 9132 

Blackburn, Linwood E. [Linwood] (Polly) 

Retired Minister 

102 Brentwood Drive 237-6121 237-5518 

Wilson, NC 27893 

Blaisdell, Roger Alan [Roger] (Judith) 

Clarkton Circuit UMC 

P. 0. Box 704 647-2591 

Clarkton, NC 28433 

Blake, Rodger R. [Russell] (Evelyn) 

Whitakers UMC 

P. O.Box 276 437-1451 

Whitakers, NC 27891 

Blanchard, George F. [George] (Lillian) 

Kipling-Cokesbury UMC 

P. 0. Box 88 552-2124 552-2124 

Kipling, NC 27543 

Blanchard, Randy Coy [Randy] (Diane) 

Albemarle UMC 

P. 0. Box 86 793-3291 

Roper, NC 27970 


Study Home 
Blankenhorn, Richard R. [Dick] (May) 
Edenton UMC 

102 Terry Avenue 482-3269 482-2289 

Edenton, NC 27932 

Blount, George W. [George] (Evelyn) 

Retired Minister 

2611 Cooleemee Drive 782-1174 

Raleigh, NC 27608 

Blue, John Robert [John] (Ann) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, VA Medical Center 

508 Fulton Street 286-0411 477-0957 
Durham, NC 27705 

Boggs, Clyde S. [Clyde] (Hazel) 
Retired Minister 
313 Wayne Drive 
Wilmington, NC 28403 

Bogie, Edward F. [Ed] (Ruth) 

Marrow's Chapel UMC 

P. 0. Box 68 693-9361 693-9361 

Bullock, NC 27507 

Bone, Jesse V. [Jesse] (Mary) 

Davis Street UMC 

606 E. Davis Street 227-3784 226-6663 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Bone, Jr., Jesse V. [Jesse] (Robyn) 

Nash UMC, P.O. Box 458 

Spring Hope, NC 27882 478-3257 

Boone, Daniel C. [Dan] (Ruth) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 372 583-1941 

Halifax, NC 27839 

Boone, Paul W. [Paul] (Ellen Brent) 

Long Memorial UMC 

P. 0. Box 310 599-1193 599-2284 

Roxboro, NC 27573 

Boone, Sidney G. [Sidney] ((Catherine) 

Middlesex UMC 

P. 0. Box 411 459-7758 

Nashville, NC 27856 

Bostick, Joseph K. [Joe] (Julia) 

Carthage UMC 

P. 0. Box 667 947-2705 947-2472 

Carthage, NC 28327 

Bowman, Daniel D. [Dan] (Dolores) 
City Road UMC 

509 N. Road Street 335-2658 335-2515 
Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Bowman, John M. [John] (Fayette) 

Vance UMC 

Route 3, Box 743 492-0976 438-3360 

Henderson, NC 27536 

Boyette, Lynwood Clayton [Lynwood] (Louise) 

Robersonville UMC „„-„ 

P. 0. Box 397 795-4663 

Robersonville, NC 27871 

Boykin, William Alton [Bill] (Karen) 

Hightower UMC 

Route 3, Box 317 694-4258 694-4258 

Mebane, NC 27302 


Study Home 
Bradley, David G. [Dave] 

Retired Minister li8Q-q87Q 

2507 Sevier Street ^ y yofy 

Durham, NC 27705 

Bradley, Neil Anthony [Neil] 

Mount Tirzah-Helena UMC 

Rt. 1 Box 4 364-2819 

Timberlake, NC 27583 

Bradshaw, Francis C. [Brad] (Sue) 

ToTlrTol Street 7*3-5197 762-6409 

Wilmington, NC 28401 

Brady, William H. [Herman] (Ruth) 

Retired Minister qliluPSOS 

Route 1, Box 305 944-2505 

Aberdeen, NC 28315 

Branch, Johnny H. [Johnny] (Susan) 

Smith UMC nu - 

Route 2, Box 273-D 537-1343 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Brantley, Allen P. [Allen] (DeLeano) 

Retired Minister R 7111 

624 Country Club Dr. 2ZB-7111 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Braswell, Kermit L. [Kermit] (Alice) 

Elizabeth City District UMC 

P. 0. Box 1662 335-2415 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Braswell, William E. [Bill] (Patricia) 

P?T V Box M 279 997-5492 895-4836 

Cordova, NC 28330 

Breedin, Jr., Clarence R. [Breedin] (Grace) 

Retired Minister ^q, .-q, 

P. 0. Box 561 586-3583 

Littleton, NC 27850 

Bridges, Lawrence J. [Lawrence] 

Dublin UMC Rfi9 -hp* 

P. Box 126 bb2-2MZl 

Dublin, NC 28332 

Brigman, Carey Houston [Carey] (Ella Mae) 

Retired Minister „„ ftnft1 

Route 1, Box 13-W 327-8081 

Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 

Broadwell, A. Ray [Ray] (Melissa) 

SSStZ "? U Bo/!5o Sh °" C ««6-57 8 7 M6-.M5 

Elm City, NC 27822 

Brock, Leon M. [Leon] (Willie) 

Shiloh UMC 791-0309 

5014 Lord Byron Road fyi UJU * 

Wilmington, NC 28405 

Brodie, R. Stewart [Stewart] (Helen) 

P? t O? V Box e 43 MC 357-1180 357-0354 

Gatesville, NC 27938 


Study Home 
Brooks, Rex Eugene [Rex] (Carolyn) 
Cobb Circuit UMC 

Route 1, Box 565 388-2489 

Pelham, NC 27311 

Brothers, Lloyd C. [Lloyd] (Corrie P.(deceasd)) 

Retired Minister 

c/o William N. Brothers 213/530-1764 

3408 Gulfcrest Drive 

Rancho Palos, Ca 90274 

Brown, Adrian E. [Adrian] (Hannah) 

Retired Minister 

1732 Beaumont Drive 756-1970 756-1970 

Greenville, NC 27834 

Brown, Chester D. [Chester] (Catherine) 

Pine Forest UMC 

5462 Hwy 581 735-5161 736-1910 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Brown, James C. P. [James] 

Sanford District UMC 

905 Spring Lane 775-7041 775-7041 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Brown, Philip Sherman [Phil] (Carol) 

Special Appointment - Exec. Dir .Episcopal Home Ageing, Sou. Pines 

P. 0. Box 2001 692-7151 949-2148 

Southern Pines, NC 28387 

Brown, Ralph A. [Ralph] (Jeannie) 

Associate - Saint James UMC 

2000 East 6th Street 752-6154 752-4458 

Greenville, NC 27834 

Brown, Samuel H. [Sam] (Beverly) 

East Rockingham UMC 

1009 Scaleybark Road 997-5790 895-4587 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Brown, Wesley Freeland [Wes] (Jane) 

Special Appointment - Director of Develop. Duke Divinity Sen. 

Duke University 684-5035 544-5593 

Durham, NC 27707 

Browning, Paul C. [Paul] (Winnie) 

Special Appointment - Exec Director, Harrison House, Christiana, 

20 Clearview Drive 215/593-6901 717/687-9031 

Strasburg, PA 17579 

Brownlee, David E. [David] (Irene) 

Asbury UMC 

4309 Windsor Place 876-8880 782-3680 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Brunson, Jesse [Jesse] (Doris) 

Granville-Vance UMC 

P. 0. Box 1153 693-8366 693-9281 

Oxford, NC 27565 

Brunson, Richard D. [Richard] 
Leave of Absence 
P. 0. Box 31094 
Charlotte, NC 28231 

Bruton, Eugene T. [Gene] (Sheila) 

Pine Level-Sanders UMC , 

Route 2, Box 131 934-7613 

Smithfield, NC 27577 


Study Home 
Bryan, Everette E. [Everette] (Christine) 
Gaston UMC 

P. 0. Box 267 537-0749 537-4854 

Gaston, NC 27832 

Bryan, James L. [Jerry] (Margaret) 

Salem UMC 

Route 8, Box 49 735-1318 

Salem Church Rd. 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Bryans, Francis George [Fran] 

Retired Local Pastor 

203 Squire Drive 522-3561 

Kinston, NC 28501 

Bryant, Charles V. [Charles] (Wanda) 

Special Appointment - Assoc Director, Conference COM 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 781-2534 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Bryant, Terry A. [Terry] (Linda) 

Saint Paul UMC 

609 Trail 2 228-1681 226-0818 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Bundy, Robert F. [Bob] (Inez) 

Northwoods UMC 

113 McRae Court 346-9726 347-1338 

Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Bunn, Paul G. [Paul] (Dot) 

Special Appointment - Administrator , Wesley Pines Retirement Ho 

2616 Erwin Road 383-2567 443-5061 

Durham, NC 27705 

Burgess, Roy 0. [Roy] (Gladys) 

Atlantic UMC 

P. 0. Box 145 225-7701 225-3831 

Atlantic, NC 28511 

Burnside, Jr., Hobart W. [Hobie] (Mary Jane) 

Milwaukee UMC 

P. 0. Box 64 585-1010 

Milwaukee, NC 27854 

Butner, III, Rufus Ernest [Rufus] (Lucia) 

Kinnakeet UMC 

P. 0. Box 129 995-5383 

Avon, NC 27915 

Butson, John D. [John] (Shari) 

Saint John-Gibson UMC 

P. 0. Box 181 268-3117 268-4292 

Gibson, NC 28343 

Byers, II, Leonard C. [Len] (Sara) 

Special Appointment - Dir.Dept. Pastoral Care, Cleveland Mem.Hos 

839 E. Main Street 704/487-3894 704/487-4224 

Shelby, NC 28150 

Byrd, Douglas L. [Douglas] (Carolyn) 

Special Appointment - Dir.Publ.Relat.Meth. Home for Children 

Meth. Home for Children 833-2834 851-1595 

1001 Glenwood Avenue 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Byrd, Nathan H. [Nathan] (Jackie) 

Special Appointment - Dir.Publ.Relat.Meth. Retirement Homes, Inc 

2616 Erwin Road 383-2567 544-4827 

Durham, NC 27705 

Study Home 
Byrd, Jr., Albert DeWitt [A.D.] (Rose) 
First UMC 

P. 0. Box 401 335-1771 335-7292 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Cameron, Angus McKay [Angus] (Kay) 

Goldston UMC 

P. 0. Box 85 898-1523 898-4337 

Goldston, NC 27252 

Cameron, Hugh H. [Hugh] (Maryella) 

Mount Sylvan UMC 

5731 Roxboro Road 1477-7389 1477.4362 

Durham, NC 27712 

Campbell, Curtis W. [Curtis] (Deborah) 

Grace UMC 

1899 Wilkins Street 226-0785 227-3153 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Campbell, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Leesa) 

Special Appointment - Dean Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 684-3041 489-5405 

Durham, NC 27706 

Campbell, John A. [John] (Garnett) 

St. John-Smith Chapel UMC 

P. 0. Box 1054 521-8044 521-8522 

Pembroke, NC 28372 

Capps, Clingman C. [Cling] (Pat) 

First UMC 

P. 0. Box 324 447-3541 447-3763 

Havelock, NC 28532 

Carden, Billy M. [Billy] (Peggy) 

Murfreesboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 392 398-4556 398-4551 

Murfreesboro, NC 27855 

Carpenter, Jr., Robert L. [Bob] (Judy) 

Saint Paul-Beaver Dam UMC 

P. 0. Box 280 997-4806 

Cordova, NC 28330 

Carruth, Robert K. [Robby] (Marlowe) 

Creswell UMC 

Route 1, Box 272 A 797-4355 

Creswell, NC 27928 

Carson, W. Eric [Eric] (Melissa) 

Trinity UMC 

824 No. Bloodworth Street 832-1390 833-7466 

Raleigh, NC 27604 

Carter, Sr. , Theodore V. [Ted] (Bertha) 

Galilee UMC, P.O. Box 1866 

Laurinbury, NC 28352 276-0811 276-9719 

Cartwright, Michael G. [Michael] (Mary) 

Tabernacle UMC 

P. 0. Box 100 438-7838 492-7643 

Townsville, NC 27584 

Casiday, H. Warren [Warren] (Marie) 

Mount Zion UMC 

Route 2, Box 385 237-0755 291-9140 

Elm City, NC 27822 

Caviness, Jr., James W. [James] (Jackie) 

Ellerbe UMC 

P. 0. Box 340 652-2571 652-2571 

Ellerbe, NC 28338 


Chaffin, J. Claude [Claude] (Lucille) U y 

Wesley Memorial UMC 

Sui£k Br i??o* 828 -'" 08 8r6 - 0526 

Chambers, Martin R. [Martin] 

Retired Minister 

1124 Arbor Road 7P c co 7 r 

Box 302 A 725-6875 

Winston-Salem, NC 27104 

Chandler, Daniel Ross [Daniel] 

Special Appointment - Asst. Prof. Rutgers Univ. 

S£ ?"i, K St wlTz 20./932-735* 212/687-059* 

Chandler, George P. [Pat] (Tona) 

Special Appointment - Prof .Columbia College, Columbia SC 

*°* HI „ .. 803/786-3755 803/495-3805 

Columbia College 

Columbia, SC 29203 

Cheek, W. Hoyt [Hoyt] (Pauline) 

Salem UMC 

Route 1, Box 474-A 376-6545 376-6545 

Haw River, NC 27258 Jf0 5 5 

Cheezem, Clyde B. [Clyde] (Patricia) 

Carrolls Chapel UMC 

P. 0. Box 98 327-4321 

Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 

Cherry, Corbin L. 

Special Appointment - Dir. Chaplain Serv. Vet. Admin. Hertford C 

MnVSaney^CA 9 4 9 41 415/221-4810 415/388-8221 

Chrismon, Sr., Harold M. [Pete] (Jackie) 
Vass-Cameron UMC 

'ass,' l°C* 6 2839« 2 " 5 - 7665 2,5 - T66 ° 

Church, C. James [James] (Alyson) 

Poplar Spr. -Memphis UMC 

Route 10, Box 113 776-3860 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Clark, Jay E. [Jay] (Mary) 

Macedonia UMC 

5501 Holly Springs Road 851-1551 851-4724 

Raleigh, NC 27606 

Clarke, David A. (Agnes) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 17 477-2617 

Bahama, NC 27503 

Clarke, W. Thomas [Tom] (Alexanne) 
Bethany UMC 

Box 239 473-5254 473-4538 

Wanchese, NC 27981 " 

Clayton, Richard T. [Rick] (Joy) 
Associate - First UMC 

liil^c^lnn 237 - 6 ' 2 ' 29 '- 5646 

Clements, William E. [Bill] (Dorothy) 

Glenwood UMC 

P.O. Box 205 997-3332 895-9536 

Rockingham, NC 28379 


Clift, David S. [Dave] (Janice) 

Orange UMC 

1220 Airport Road 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Cline, John M. [John] (Alice) 
Highland UMC 
1901 Ridge Road 
Raleigh, NC 27607 

Cobb, Jr., Arnold Gene [Gene] (Dorothy (Dot 
Gillburg UMC 
Route 1, Box 162-C 
Henderson, NC 27536 

Coble, Joseph F. [Joe] (Virginia) 
Retired Minister 
3005 Liberty Road 
Greensboro, NC 27406 

Coile, James H. [Jim] (Sara) 
Providence UMC 
Route 6, Box 200 
Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Collier, Jr., M. Bailey [Tony] (Betty) 
Lucama-Sims UMC 
P. 0. Box 297 
Lucama, NC 27851 

Collins, Gerald D. (Brenda) 
Saint Lukes UMC 
Route 4, Box 360 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Collins, Thomas A. [Tom] (Anne) 
Saint Mark's UMC 
1801 Six Forks Road 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

Commander, Richard T. [Rick] (Lee) 

Trinity UMC 

301 Woodland Dr. 

Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Compton, Stephen Charles [Steve] (Lala) 

Salem UMC 

Route 2 Box 201-C 

Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 

Connor, William 0. [Bill] (Frankie) 

Retired Minister 

6201 Wrightsville Ave. 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Cook, Charles M. [Chuck] (Glenda) 
Weldon UMC, P.O. Box 228 
Weldon, NC 27890 

Cook, Irving E. [Irving] (Evelyn) 

Hertford UMC 

207 W. Market Street 

Hertford, NC 27944 

Cooper, Charles R. [Charles] 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove UMC 
Route 3, Box 89 

Warrenton, NC 27589 

Cope, Roger D. [Roger] (Joy) 
Asbury-Tuscarora UMC 
Route 1, Box 107A 
Cove City, NC 28523 



























Study Home 
Cottingham, Chaplain Maj.John [John] (Anita) 
Speoial Appointment - Chaplain, U. S. Army 

122 Rainbow Ave. 404/545-2288 404/682-1307 

Fort Benning, GA 31905 

Cottingham, III, William T. [Bill] (Jana) 

New Sharon UMC 

Route 4, Box 523 732-4243 

Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Covington, Jr., J. Quinton [Quinton] (Karen) 

Williston-Stacy UMC 

P. 0. Drawer B 729-3661 

Williston, NC 28589 

Cox, Richard Lewis [Rich] 

Speoial Appointment - Dean for Residential Life Duke University 

2523 Sevier Street 684-3743 493-2305 

Durham, NC 27705 

Crabtree, Wade W. 
Calvary UMC 
3821 Madison Avenue 
Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Crawley, Hyder F. [Hyder] (Madeline) 

Rainbow UMC 

Route 4, Box 48 747-2668 747-2668 

Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Creech, C. McGee [McGee] (Leatrice) 

Garris Chapel UMC 

Route 2, Box 208 731-3203 778-2272 

La Grange, NC 28551 

Creech, James E. [Jimmy] (Merle) 

Warsaw UMC 

P. 0. Box 422 293-4944 293-4365 

Warsaw, NC 28398 

Crew, Jr., John Rogers (Alice) 
Retired Minister 
311 Lakewood Circle 
Greer, SC 29651 

Cribb, George F. [George] (Louise) 

Broad Creek UMC 

Route 1, Box 525 726-0418 

Newport, NC 28570 

Cribb, Jerry W. [Jerry] (Michele) 

Student Duke Divinity School 

806 Louise Circle 383-9180 

Durham, NC 27705 

Crossno, Ramsey Leon [Leon] ({Catherine) 

Centenary UMC 

Route 2, Box 65 1/2 532-4340 

Harrells, NC 28444 

Crotwell, Helen G. [Helen] 

Wake Forest UMC 

Route 2, Box 496 556-2239 556-3653 

Wake Forest, NC 27587 

Crow, William A [Bill] (Loise) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 1624 692-2182 

Southern Pines, NC 28387 


Crowder, William R. [Bill] (Edith) 
Daniels Memorial UMC 
2803 E. Ash Street 
Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Crowe, John M. [John] 
Clark Street UMC 
735 Clark Street 
Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Crum, John H. [Jack] (Kay) 
Mount Zion UMC 
Route 1, Box 260 
Garner, NC 27529 

Crutchfield, Gilbert W. (Jessie) 
Retired Minister 
210 Virginia Avenue 
Garner, NC 27529 

Cucare, Nicholas T. [Nicholas] (Sarah) 
Retired Minister 
745 Austin Drive 
Lumberton, NC 28358 

Cummings, Jimmy F. [Jim] (Frances) 
Mount Olive Parish UMC 
1708 Maryland Street 
Lumberton, NC 28358 

Cummings, S. Dufrene [Dufrene] (Peggy) 
Ashpole-Hickory Grove UMC 
P. 0. Box 348 
Pembroke, NC 28372 

Cummings, Simeon F. [Simeon] (Maude) 
Robeson County Cooperative Ministry UMC 
P. 0. Box 725 
Pembroke, NC 28372 

Cummings, William Edward [Bill] (Edna) 
Wilson Temple UMC 
1021 Oberlin Road 
Raleigh, NC 27605 

Cushman, Robert E. [Robert] (Barbara) 

Retired Minister 

2800 Croasdaile Dr. 

Apt. J-6 

Durham, NC 27705 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd [Billy] (Jean) 
Asbury UMC 
Route 4, Box 145 
Washington, NC 27889 









Cyr, Ronald Dale [Ron] (Susan) 

Special Appointment - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Ctr.,Kinston 
902 Cameron Drive 522-1261 

Kinston, NC 28501 













Dameron, Rebecca Jane 

Special Appointment - Student Candler School of Theology 

2101H Briarcliff Rd. 

Atlanta, GA 30329 


Danek, Thomas A. [Thomas] (Frankie) 

Speoial Appointment - Admin. Juvenile Div. Admin. Off .of Courts 

Route 1, Box 3B7 733-2459 542-3686 

Pittsboro, NC 27312 


Study Home 
Daniel, David E. [David] (Ivor) 

Special Appointment - President, Wilkes Community College 
Route 1, Box 70 667-7136 667-4265 

Moravian Falls, NC 28654 

Daniel, M. Francis [Francis] (Gail) 
Hampstead UMC 
P. 0. Box 43 
Hampstead, NC 28443 


Daniels, Maj., Franklin D. [Franklin] (Marjorie) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain, U. S. Army 

Office of the Chaplain 
Stuttgart Military Comm. 
APO, NY 9154 

071/819-7022 071/185-3374 

Davidson, Barney L. [Barney] 
Burlington District UMC 
3118 Truitt Drive 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Davis, C. Earl [Earl] 
Leave of Absence 
797 Planters Row 
Lilburn, GA 30247 




Davis, Donnie G. [Donnie] 
Norman UMC 
P. 0. Box 95 
Norman, NC 28367 



Davis, Eldrick R. 
Philadelphia-Cool Springs UMC 
P. 0. Box 668 
Maxton, NC 28364 


Davis, Gerry G. [Gerry] (Dianne) 

Pikeville-Mount Carmel UMC 
P. 0. Box 43 

Pikeville, NC 27863 


Davis, H. Charles [Charles] 
First UMC 

114 E. Church Street 
Williamston, NC 27892 




Davis, Harvey L. (Swindell) 
Retired Minister 
Methodist Retirement Home 
2616 Erwin Road 
Durham, NC 27705 


Davis, Herman Fred [Fred] (Polly) 
Trinity UMC 
P. 0. Box 336 
Elizabethtown, NC 28337 



Davis, Jefferson W. [Jeff] (Jean) 
Glendon UMC 
Route 1, Box 500 
Robbins, NC 27325 


Davis, Michael A. [Mike] (Karen) 
North Gates UMC 
P. 0. Box 38 
Gates, NC 27937 


Davis, Woody L. [Woody] (Linda) 

Northside UMC 

224 Westview Park Dr. 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 



Dawkins, Donald Martin [Don] 
Tabernacle UMC 
Route 3, Box 358 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

DeHart, Jr., Murry L. [Murry] 
Associate - Saint Mark's UMC 
5820 Shawood Dr. 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

Derreth, Richard J. [Richard] 
Straits-North River UMC 
Route 2, Box 566 
Beaufort, NC 28516 






(Rose Marie) 





Desrosiers, Norman A. [Norman] (Betty) 

Special Appointment - Psychiatrist Lexington Co. Mental Health 

908 Woodland Drive 803/791-4464 803/787-7786 

Columbia, SC 29205 

Dickens, Jan J. [Jan] (Joan) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain U.S. Air Force 

3211 Liberty 801-773-5269 

Hill A.F.B., UT 84056 

Dillman, Lewis A. [Lewis] (Dorothy) 
Hatteras UMC 
P. 0. Box 310 
Hatteras, NC 27943 


Dillon, Frederick F. [Fred] 
Bell Arthur Circuit UMC 
P. 0. Box 520 
Bell Arthur, NC 27811 



Dixon, Jr., Samuel W. [Sam] (Susan) 
Swepsonville UMC 
P. 0. Box 36 
Swepsonville, NC 27359 

Dodson, Jerry S. [Jerry] (Wanda) 
New Hope UMC, 102 Lewis Drive 
Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Dodson, Lewis H. [Lewis] (Carrie Ruth) 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 135 
Walnut Cove, NC 27052 






Dodson, Jr., Samuel G. [Sam] 
Leave of Absence 
P.O. Box 9505 
Charlotte, NC 28299 

Dollar, Penny E. [Penny] 
Associate - Garber UMC 
4201 Country Club Dr. 
New Bern, NC 28560 

Doucette, Leonard F. [Leonard] 
Associate - Edenton Street UMC 
2124 Cowper Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27608 







Downin, Jeffrey P. [Jeff] (Susan) 

Holly Springs UMC 

Route 1, Box 42 792-6105 

Williamston, NC 27892 

Draper, Jr., Howard Dennis [Dennis] (Cathy) 

Special Appointment - Subst. Abuse Prog. Super. Halifax Ment. 

142 Hunting Ridge Road 537-6174 537-7334 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Dulaney, Earl G. [Earl] 
Benson UMC 
P. 0. Box 12 
Benson, NC 27504 


Dunlap, David R. [David] (Edna) 

Dunn, Clyde H. [Clyde] (Betty) 

First UMC 

101 Oak Circle 

Garner, NC 27529 

Duplissey, Frederick John [Fred] 

Retired Minister 

Box 965 

Kenly, NC 27542 

Dutton, Jr. , John H, 
Troy Circuit UMC 
625 Eldorado Street 
Troy, NC 27371 

[John] (Patty) 

Study Home 
894-3028 894-3004 

772-2042 772-3082 


Eakin, Charles F. [Charles] 
Turkey-Friendship UMC 
Route 6 Box 65AA 
Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Early, Joyce V. [Joyce] (Crisstine) 
Retired Minister 
338 Curtis Drive 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

Earnhardt, Edwin L. [Ed] (Dolores) 

Rose Hill UMC 

Box 177 

Rose Hill, NC 28458 

Eason, Steven P. [Steve] (Catherine) 
Special Appointment - Tidewater Pastoral 
3737 Orange Street 
Norfolk, VA 23513 

Eason, W. Everette [Everette] (Helen) 

Saint Luke UMC 

1605 East Pine Street 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Eastin, James H. (Constance) 

Pekin UMC 

Route 1, Box 87-A 

Candor, NC 27229 

Edens, Jr., Allen C. [Allen] (Frances) 
Parker's Grove UMC 
1715 Bixley Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Edens, Sr, Nelson P. [Nelson] (Annie) 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 193 A 
Clinton, NC 28328 

Edge, G. Lloyd [Lloydj (Eleanor) 
Grifton UMC 
P. 0. Box 416 
Grifton, NC 28530 

Edwards, J. Paul [Paul] (Gerry) 
Saint Paul UMC 
204 E. Chestnut Street 
Goldsboro, NC 27530 



289-2449 289-3332 

Counseling Service, I 

804/625-1697 804/853-8239 

734-7714 734-5019 



592-2432 592-2432 

524-5422 524-5382 

734-29652 734-4050 


Elkins, Edgar G. [Eddie] (Joanne) 
Lea's Chapel-Warren's Grove UMC 
Route 4, Box 123 
Roxboro, NC 27573 

Eller, Carl M. [Carl] (Helen) 
Faith UMC 

1732 W. Davis Street 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Elliott, Edward C. [Ed] (Gay) 
Leave of Absence 
5029 Knaresborough Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 27612 

Elliott, Michael H. [Mike] (Alice) 

Newton Grove UMC 

P. 0. Box 57 

Newton Grove, NC 28366 

Elliott, Roger V. [Roger] (Jackie) 

Centenary UMC 

P. 0. Box 1388 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Elliott, William Francis (Sarah L.) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 2448 

St. Croix, VI 850 

Ellis, Wallace M. [Wally] (Luella) 
Robbins:Tabernacle UMC 
P. 0. Box 395 
Robbins, NC 27325 

Epperson, J. Sidney [Sidney] (Frances) 
Hubert UMC, P.O. Box 398 
Hubert, NC 28539 

Epps, Sr., Ralph I. [Ralph] (Pat) 
First UMC 

1214 N.Respess Street 
Washington, NC 27889 

Estes, Gayla Greene [Gayla] (Harvey) 
Layden Memorial UMC 
2739 Knowles St. 
Raleigh, NC 27603 

Estes, J. Harvey [Harvey] (Gayla) 

Special Appointment - Ch.and Community Worker 

2739 Knowles St. 

Raleigh, NC 27603 

Eure, Jr., Aydlett J. [A.J.] (Barbara) 
Trinity-Piney Grove UMC 
Route 3, Box 129 
Louisburg, NC 27549 

Evans, Paul W. [Paul] (Pauline) 

Disability Leave 

833 S. Tillery Street 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 









948-2248 948-2248 

353-0441 353-1930 

946-3311 946-2539 

828-9642 833-2637 

Walnut Terr. Chi 




Evans, Tommy L. [Tommy] 
Lebanon UMC 
Route 5, Box 600 
Mebane, NC 27302 

Evans, Willie J. [Bill] 
Retired Minister 
Route 1, Box 1 
Cades, SC 29518 

(Mary Beth) 

(Mary Fran) 




Study Home 
Everett, Glenn B. [Glenn] (Pat) 
Efland UMC 

P. 0. Box 121 732-7957 732-8451 

Efland, NC 27243 

Faggart, T. M. [Tom] (Billie) 

Duke Memorial UMC 

504 W. Chapel Hill St. 688-1901 489-2210 

Durham, NC 27701 

Fairbanks, Fredrick E. [Fred] (Donna) 

Verona UMC 

503 Woodhaven Drive 455-0610 

Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Fairley, Robert A. [Robert] (Annie) 

Pembroke Circuit UMC 

P. 0. Box 185 844-3684 844-5487 

Maxton, NC 28364 

Farmer, John A. [John] (Peggy) 

Special Appointment - Director, Camp Don Lee 

Camp Don Lee 249-1106 

Route 2 Box 80-A 

Arapahoe, NC 28510 

Farmer, William H. [Billy] (Eula) 

Airboro UMC 

Route 1, Box 501 734-9220 658-3526 

Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Feltman, Walter C. [Walter] (Mary) 

Associate - Pamlico Parish UMC 

1009 Albemarle Court 638-2126 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Felton, Gayle [Gayle] 

Graduate School Dept. of Religion Duke U 

2132 Bedford St. #12 493-4252 

Durham, NC 27707 

Ferrell, Jr., Zollie M. 

Chestnut Ridge UMC 

Route 1, Box 95-A 563-5108 

Efland, NC 27243 

Fischler, David S. (Maryanne) 
Battleboro UMC 
P. 0. Box 153 
Battleboro, NC 27809 

Fisher, Albert Fleet [Al] (Becky) 

Special Appointment - Dir. Rural Church Div.The Duke Endowment 

Box 8816 489-3359 489-1925 

Forest Hills Station 

Durham, NC 27707 

Fisher, Edgar B. (Ruth) 

Retired Minister 

620 Country Club Drive 227-1014 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Fisner, Jesse T. (Mabel) 

Retired Local Pastor 

9 Clegg Street 494-2228 

Franklinton, NC 27525 

Fitzgerald, Jr, F. Owen [Owen] (Mary Owens) 

Hayes Barton UMC 

P. 0. Box 6096 832-6435 787-0648 

Raleigh, NC 27628 


Study Home 
Fleming, Jr., Ralph Lang [Ralph] (Ruth) 
Duke's Chapel UMC 

805 Old Oxford Road 477.4070 47 1-3 148 

Durham, NC 27704 

Flynn, Robert C. [Robert] (Jeannine) 

Wallace UMC 

207 S. Duplin Street 285-2857 285-3350 

Wallace, NC 28466 

Fogleman, Leland Jan [Jan] (Shelley) 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove UMC 

Route 4, Box 302 663-2242 742-3557 

Siler City, NC 27344 

Fogleman, Shelley Abbey [Shelley] (Jan) 

Jones Chapel UMC 

Route 4, Box 302 742-3557 

Siler City, NC 27344 

Forbes, Joseph W. [Joe] (Pat) 

Star UMC 

P. 0. Box 375 428-4543 428-4521 

Star, NC 27356 

Forbes, Jr., Daniel M. [Dan] (Nell) 

Bethel-Rones UMC 

Route 1, Box 48 658-4721 658-4839 

Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Forringer, Julie Bethel [Julie] 

Special Appointment - Pastoral Cou., Family Counseling Service 

1600 Anderson Street 286-3757 493-2203 

Apt. D-6 

Durham, NC 27707 

Fortescue, Frank Wahab [Frank] 

Retired Minister 

407 College Avenue 975-2337 

Washington, NC 27889 

Fox, Dennis E. [Dennis] (Joy) 

Burlington Circuit UMC 

Route 4, Box 209 584-8646 584-8646 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Fox, Douglas E. [Douglas] (Norma) 

Special Appointment - Campus Min. , Wesley Found., Winston-Salem 

UM Campus Ministry 761-5248 723-6570 

P. 0. Box 7433 

Winston Salem, NC 27109 

Fraley, Fletcher W. [Fletcher] (Jean) 822-5410 

Disability Leave 
5830 Dobson Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28301 

France, Everett J. [Everett] (Susan) 

Associate - First UMC 

First United Meth. Church 467-1861 851-8909 

Cary, NC 27511 

Francis, David H. [David] (Belinda) 

Bynum UMC 

P. 0. Box 6 542-4715 

Bynum, NC 27228 

Frazier, Kenneth E. [Kenneth] 
Retired Minister 
1400 Waterford Drive 
District Hts., MD 20028 


Frazier, Jr., R. Carl [Carl] (Mary-Ellen) 
Pleasant Green UMC 

1715 Cole Mill Road 383-1397 

Durham, NC 27712 

Free, Virgil Loren [Virgil] (Yuen) 

Eureka-Yelverton UMC 

Box 466 242-4218 

Eureka, NC 27830 

Fulford, W. Nelson [Nelson] (Mary) 
Pamlico Parish UMC 
P. 0. Box 98 
Stonewall, NC 28583 

Funkhouser, Jr, Chaplain M. L. [Chip] (Mary Hope) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain, U. S. Air Force 
Tuslog, Det. 193, Box 2494 
APO, NY 9289 





Gales, Alvester I. [Al] (Annie) 
Cokesbury UMC 
3004 Little John Road 
Raleigh, NC 27610 

Gardner, Jacqueline Jenkins [Jackie] (Mark) 
Special Appointment 
122 E. Park Avenue 
Valdosta, GA 31601 



Gardner, Matt R. [Matt] 
Retired Minister 
4413 Camelot Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

Garlington, Jasper E [J. E.] 
Retired Minister 
101 Conifer Court 
Clinton, NC 28328 

(Bertha Lee) 


912/242-3562 912/244-3992 



Garner, Clarence [Clarence] (Elgie) 

Carrboro UMC 

200 Hillsborough Rd. 

Carrboro, NC 27510 



Garrett, Theodore C 
Leave of Absence 


Garrison, John W. [Bill] (Nancy) 

Special Appointment - Missionary to Brazil 

Caixa Postal 07/1916 

Brasilia, D.F. 70000 


Gaskins, Jr., Walter W. [Walter] (Cecilia) 

Beech Grove-Rhems UMC 

Route 2, Box 64 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Gattis, William H. [Bill] (Irene) 
Saint Luke UMC 
P. 0. Drawer 1268 
Sanford, NC 27330 


776-2012 775-3288 

Gentle, Brian G. [Brian] 
Epworth UMC 
3002 Hope Valley Road 
Durham, NC 27707 

Gibson, Alan C. [Alan] 
Clinton Circuit UMC 
Route 4, Box 118-B 
Clinton, NC 28328 


489-6557 489-2041 



Study Home 
Gilbert, Milton H. [Milton] (Lucretia) 
Lillington UMC 

P. 0. Box 506 893-^811 893-3627 

Lillington, NC 27546 

Glass, Jimmy C. 

Eno-Palmer's Grove UMC 

Route 4, Box 481 732-6871 732-4694 

Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Glass, Jr., Joseph Conrad [Conrad] (Gaynelle) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Professor, North Carolina State Univ. 

3208 Huntleigh Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27604 

Glover, Murrell K. 

Retired Minister 

4 Lystra Estates 

Route 9 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Glover, R. Keith [Keith] (Fran) 
Associate - Hayes Barton UMC 
5317 Cypress Lane 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

Godwin, Sherwood A. [Sherwood] (Margaret) 
Jenkins Memorial UMC 
2006 St. Mary's Street 
Raleigh, NC 27608 

Goehring, Carol W. [Carol] (David) 

Associate - First UMC 

P. 0. Box 401 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Goehring, David J. [David] (Carol) 
Perquimans UMC 
P. 0. Box 98 
Winfall, NC 27985 












Goldfinch, Jr., Albert Eugene [Gene] (Teresita) 

Special Appointment - Asst .Ch.Cou.E jercito de Salvacion, Cos. Rica 

Apartado 6227 

San Jose 

Costa Rica, 

Goldston, C. Wade [Wade] (Ruth) 

Conetoe UMC 

P. 0. Box 4042 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Gooch, Ray Thomas [Ray] 
Pittsboro Circuit UMC 
P. 0. Box 795 
Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Goodwin, Dennis M. [Dennis] (Karen) 

Spring Hope UMC 

P. 0. Box 277 

Spring Hope, NC 27882 

Goodwin, Durward T. [Durward] (Gertrude) 
Retired Minister 
Route 1, Box 152 
Columbia, NC 27925 







Gore, Jr., Albert N. [Albert] 
Outer Banks Parish UMC 
163 Bayberry Trail 
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 




261 3813 

Study Home 
Gradeless, Robert M. (Alice) 
Retired Minister 

211 Cedar Street 9^3-35 14 

Belhaven, NC 27810 

Granger, Paul D. [Paul] (Myrna) 

Trinity UMC 

1236 Bingham Drive 864-0632 425-3326 

Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Grant, Nicholas W. [Nick] (Ruth) 

Retired Minister 

242 Clifton Road 443-0889 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Grant, Jr., Henry B. [Henry] (Georgia) 

New Hope-Purley UMC 

P. 0. Box 98 694-4020 

Blanch, NC 27212 

Gray, Alan D. Leon (Saralee) 

Retired Minister 

Box 722 728-5373 

Beaufort, NC 28516 

Green, Harold W. [William] 

Central UMC, P.O. Box 806 

Laurinbury, NC 28352 276-8881 276-9191 

Green, Lawrence Amon [Lawrence] (Naomi) 

Leave of Absence 

309 East Virginia Ave. 804/645-7651 804/645-7852 

Crewe, VA 23930 

Greene, John Thomas (Nellie) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 43 904/649-9414 

Pamone Park, Fl 32081 

Gregory, W. Bryan [Bryan] (Eva Mae) 

Retired Minister 

Route 1, Box 243 C 537-7768 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Grill, C. Franklin [Frank] (Helge) 

Christ UMC 

2115 Clinchfield Drive 484-3340 484-8658 

Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Grimes, Joseph J. [Joe] (Alene) 

Louisburg Circuit UMC 

P. 0. Box 142 496-2437 

Bunn, NC 27508 

Grissom, David R. [David] (Sue) 

Roseboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 8 525-4470 525-4592 

Roseboro, NC 28382 

Gum, Donald F. [Donald] (Brenda) 

Special Appointment - Dir. Pastor. Care, Wesley Long Ho.& Greens. 

1007 Elderwood Drive 855-6972 292-5607 

Greensboro, NC 27410 

Gunter, Edward M. [Ed] (Beverly) 

Grace UMC 

800 Smith Street 592-3497 592-4195 

Clinton, NC 28328 

Gurley, R. G. [R. G.] (Eloise) 

Brietz UMC 

P. 0. Box 357 9654-6400 965-3226 

Selma, NC 27576 


Study Home 
Hackett, Charles Martin [Charles] (June) 
Jefferson UMC 

1502 Ninth Street 73H_0144 735-1669 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Haddock, Jr., William A. [Bill] (Jean) 

Fletcher's Chapel UMC 

2034 Fletcher?s Chapel Rd 688-3186 688-4850 

Durham, NC 27703 

Hadley, Jr., Jacob Milton [Milton] (Maxine) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, Iredell Memorial Hospital 

Iredell Memorial Hospital 704/873-5661 704/876-4007 

P. 0. Box 1460 

Statesville, NC 28677 

Hale, Michael L. [Mike] (Jane) 

Hope Mills UMC 

3767 Legion Road 425-0108 425-5019 

Hope Mills, NC 28348 

Hall, Stephen B. [Steve] (Teresa) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, U .S . Navy 


Chaplain's Office 

Camp Lejeune, NC 28542 

Hall, W. Kenneth [Ken] (Pat) 

Saint Andrews UMC 

402 McArthur Road 488-4648 488-2247 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Hamilton, James W. [Jim] (Betty) 

Biscoe-Bascom's Chapel UMC 

P. 0. Box 88 428-2225 428-2225 

Biscoe, NC 27209 

Hamilton, Jr., R. C. [Ham] (Sue) 

Disability Leave 

Rt. 1, Box 551-DD 686-9519 

Wilmington, NC 28405 

Hamm, Rodney G. [Rodney] (Phyllis) 

Millbrook UMC 

1211 Fairfax Dr. 876-0865 876-3910 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Hanford, Gordon T. [Gordon] (Jean) 

Currituck UMC 

P. 0. Drawer D 453-2647 

Grandy, NC 27939 

Hardison, Jr., Riley Vance [Vance] 

Washington Circuit UMC 

318 E. 12th Street 946-4382 

Washington, NC 27889 

Hardt, Otto H.C. [Otto] (Betty) 

Brogden-Falling Creek UMC 

Route 1, Box 402 735-9168 736-4873 

Dudley, NC 28333 

Hargrove, Robert H. [Bob] (Alethea) 

Riegelwood UMC 

P.O. Box 116 655-3348 

Riegelwood, NC 28456 

Harp, Kenneth E. [Ken] (Alice J.) 

Jamesville UMC 

P.O. Box 99 792-3830 

Jamesville, NC 27846 


Harper, Ruth E. [Ruth] (Lea) 
Fellowship UMC 
1200 McDonald Ave. 
Hamlet, NC 28345 

Harrell, Haywood L. [Haywood] (Dorothy) 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 770 
Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Harris, Don Lee [Don Lee] (Emma) 

First UMC 

210 Calico Drive 

Morehead City, NC 28557 

Harris, H. LeRoy (Leona) 
Retired Minister 
P. 0. Box 866 
Wendell, NC 27591 

Harris, Jr., James H. [Jim] (Brenda) 
Kenansville Parish UMC 
P. 0. Box 67 
Kenansville, NC 28349 

Harris, Jr., Robert G. [Robert] (Donna) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain Service, VA 
VA Medical Center 
Lexington, KY 40511 

Harrison, Russell S. [Russell] (Julia) 

Retired Minister 

2629 W. Cornwallis Road 

Durham, NC 27705 

Study Home 
582-0900 582-2685 


726-7102 726-4055 


296-1234 296-0416 

Med. Cnt. 
606/233-4511 606/233-9430 


Harsh, Susan Lynn 
Associate - First UMC 
P. 0. Box 736 
Graham, NC 27253 

Harvin, David L. [David] 
Carr UMC, 111 N. Driver Ave. 
Durham, NC 27703 

Harwood, Jr. , John 
Angier UMC 
P. 0. Box 595 
Angier, NC 27501 

Hathaway, Offie L. (Burl) 
Retired Minister 
417 Roxanne Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27603 

Hause, Charles J. [Charles] 
Bolton-Shiloh UMC 
Route 1, Box 47 
Bolton, NC 28423 

[John] (Gail) 


Haverly, Jr., Richard B. [Rick] (Karen) 
Associate - Duke Memorial UMC 
600-5 LaSalle St., Apt. D. 
Durham, NC 27705 

Hawkins, Wade [Wade] (Kathryn) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 153 

Rich Square, NC 27869 

Hazen, Timothy J. [Tim] (Eddice) 
Trinity-Zion UMC 
612 W. Washington St. Ext 
Rockingham, NC 28379 


226-1273 227-1689 












Study Home 
Heath, C. Freeman [Freeman] (Margaret) 
Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 1068 592-5424 

Clinton, NC 28328 

Hedden, Forrest D. [Forrest] (Jean M.) 

Retired Minister 

5846 Michelle Drive 791-7633 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Helms, Suzanna Ross [Suzanna] (Hank) 

Associate - Saint James UMC 

3808 New Hope Road 876-5796 876-0096 

Raleigh, NC 27604 

Helms, Jr., Julian B. [J.B.] (Carolyn) 

Pinebluff UMC 

P. 0. Box 365 281-3468 281-3797 

Pinebluff, NC 28373 

Herring, Charles M. [Charles] (Wanda) 

Hopewell UMC 

Route 1, Box 295-AA 567-6116 

Clinton, NC 28328 

Hickle, Steven A. [Steve] (Peggy) 

Haw River UMC 

P. 0. Box 457 578-0611 578-1149 

Haw River, NC 27258 

Hicks, Crawford B. [C.B.] (Margaret) 

Disability Leave 

Route 2 Box 55 642-2760 

Whiteville, NC 28472 

Hicks, Jr., James W. [Jim] (Ruby) 

Hookerton UMC, P.O. Box 10 

Hookerton, NC 28538 747-5548 

Higgins, Lawrence C. [Larry] (Rhonda) 

Harrellsville UMC 

P. 0. Box 365 356-2279 

Harrellsville, NC 27942 

Hill, Leon E. [Leon] (Peggy) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, U.S. Air Force 

PSC Box 2482 405/481-7485 405/482-4770 

Altus AFB, OK 73523 

Hill, Ralph M. [Ralph] (Faye) 

Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo UMC 

P. 0. Box 492 649-7749 649-7349 

Fair Bluff, NC 28439 

Hill, Richard C. [Richard] (Doris) 

Vanceboro Circuit UMC 

Route 2, Box 261 244-1782 

Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Hill, II, Edward F. [Ned] (Rochelle) 

Wrightsboro UMC „ _„„ .,.„„ 

Route 6, Box 68-A 762-2583 799-4600 

Wilmington, NC 28405 

Hill, Jr., Alton P. [A. P.] (LaRue) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Director Conf.C0M 

2527 St. Mary's Street 832-9560 787-5788 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Hill, Jr., Noah B. [N.B.] (Charlotte) 

Calvary Memorial UMC , , „ „„„„ 

P. 0. Box 445 747-3360 747-3723 

Snow Hill, NC 28580 


Hillman, Randy A. [Randy] (Wanda) 
Ocracoke UMC 
P. 0. Box 278 
Ocracoke, NC 27960 

Hinshaw, Jr., Floyd C. [Floyd] (Love) 
Whitney Cross UMC 
Route 2, Box 301 
Graham, NC 27253 

Hirschi, Carlton F. [Carlton] (Martha) 
Mount Zion UMC 
Route 2, Box 27-B 
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 

Hite, Jr., H. Paul [Paul] (Patty) 
Bethel UMC 
Route 1, Box 77 
Graham, NC 27253 

Hix, Jr., Clarence Eugene [Gene] (Betty) 
Retired Minister 
804 Lucky Street 
Fayette, MO 65248 

Hobbs, James L. [Jim] (Mary) 
Hebron UMC, Route 6, Box 79 
Mebane Oaks Road 
Mebane, NC 27302 

Hobbs, John W. [John] (Betty Jo) 
Special Appointment - Approved Evangelist 
P. 0. Box 429 
Bethel, NC 27812 

Hobbs, Michael B. [Mike] 
Glendale Heights UMC 
4410 David Street 
Durham, NC 27704 

Hodgin, Hubert Howard [Hugo] 
Retired Minister 
P.O.Box 145 
Kenbridge, VA 23944 

Hollowell, Clifton R. [Clif] 
Victory UMC, P.O. Box 64132 
Fayetteville, NC 28306 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. [Tom] 
Camp Ground UMC 
217 Waxhaw Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28304 




Hood, Jean L. [Jean] 
Winstead UMC 
1005 Ensworth Rd. 
Wilson, NC 27893 


Hoogerland, Thomas D. [Tom] (Wynell) 

Salem UMC 

P. 0. Box 218 

Simpson, NC 27879 

Home, Alvin M. [Al] (Susan) 
Friendship UMC 
Route 6, Box 119 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Home, Herbert Franklin [Herb] 

Dover UMC 

Route 2, Box 137 

Newport, NC 28570 








376-6237 376-6237 


563-3375 563-6408 

825-1905 825-1305 

477-7447 477-5270 

804/949-7111 804/676-2761 













Hough, Thomas Bryant [T. B.] 
Retired Minister 
U30 Curtis Drive 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

House, Thomas H. [Tom] (Marietta) 
Retired Minister 
610 W. Broad Street 
St. Pauls, NC 28384 

Howard, Gregory A. (Jane) 
Goshen-Keener UMC 
Route 2 Box 150A 
Newton Grove, NC 28366 

Howard, Jr. , William M. 
Retired Minister 
Route 1, Box 226 
Pittsboro, NC 27312 

[Bill] (Edith) 

Hubbard, Charles S. [Charles] (Mercer) 
Trinity-Hickory Mountain UMC 
P. 0. Box 58 
Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Huffines, Terry L. [Terry] (Lisa) 

Browning-Smith UMC 

Route 3, Box 471 

Mount Olive, NC 28365 

Huffman, Virgil B. [Butch] (Ann) 

Bethesda UMC, Route 1 
Orrum, NC 28369 

Box 113 

[Johnnie] (Ruby) 

Huggins, Johnnie S 

Saint Paul UMC 

P. 0. Box 622 

Tabor City, NC 28463 

Huggins, III, H. Sidney [Sid] (Kay) 

Hay Street UMC 

306 White Oak Court 

Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Hunnings, Henry M. [Hank] (Bess) 
White Memorial UMC 
P. 0. Box 559 
Henderson, NC 27536 

Hunt, David Earl (Carol) 
Pleasant Grove-Fairview UMC 
Route 1, Box 362 
Rowland, NC 28383 

Hunter, J. Manly [Jack] 
Asbury UMC 
2011 W. Club Blvd. 
Durham, NC 27705 


Hunter, Jack L. [Jack] (Carolyn) 
Rocky Mount District UMC 
3621 Sheffield Drive 
Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Hurley, J. Bascom [John] (Daisy) 
Retired Minister 
205 S. Mason Street 
Apex, NC 27502 

Huskins, James R. [Jim] 
Andrews-Soapstone UMC 
Route 4, Box 389-A 
Durham, NC 27703 


Study Home 



594-0992 594-0992 




628-7858 628-7858 

653-3737 653-3801 

483-2343 485-3043 

438-49 19 438-6096 

521-3660 521-3770 

286-0711 286-1975 



596-4525 596-4525 


Study Home 
Hutcherson, Cyrus B. [Cy] (Louise) 
Retired Minister 

411 Robin Lane 104/977-2081 

Marietta, GA 30067 

Hutchinson, Charles H. [Charles] (Iris) 

Lakewood UMC 

2211 Elmwood Avenue 489-4335 

Durham, NC 27707 

Ingram, Geraldine D. [Gerry] (Kelly) 

Franklinton UMC 

302 N. Hillsboro St. 494-7440 494-2530 

Franklinton, NC 27525 

Ingram, 0. Kelly [Kelly] (Gerry) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Duke Divinity School 
302 N. Hillsboro Street 684-2777 

Franklinton, NC 27525 

Jackson, Jerry A. [Jerry] (Annette) 

Newland-Grace UMC 

Route 5, Box 9 771-2265 771-2265 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Jackson, Lester P. [Lester] (Henrietta) 

Burgaw UMC 

P. 0. Box 26 259-2295 259-2761 

Burgaw, NC 28425 

Jackson, Wilbur I. [Wilbur] 
Leave of Absence 
P. 0. Box 2725 
Burlington, NC 27216 

Jansen, John Jay [John] (Patricia) 

Woodland UMC 

P. 0. Box 396 587-1801 

Woodland, NC 27897 

Jarvis, Dwight C. [Dwight] (Ann) 

Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel UMC 

P. 0. Box 236 224-2311 224-6801 

Pollocksville, NC 28573 

Jeffries, Sr., William M. [Bill] (Jo Anne) 

Longview UMC 

137 N. Lord Ashley Road 834-7554 828-4772 

Raleigh, NC 27610 

Jenkins, David 0. [Oli] 
University of Notre Dame 

Jenkins, Theodore R. [Ted] (Ormah) 

Retired Minister 

917 Lakecrest Avenue 869-4960 

Woodcrest Park 

High Point, NC 27260 

Jernigan, Julius 0. [Jay] (Ruth) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, VA Hosptial 

5736 Dobson Drive 488-2120 488-2629 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Jessee, D. Douglas [Doug] (Beverly) 

North Raleigh UMC 

305 Woodcock Court 847-1536 847-4520 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Johnson, Clarence Reginald [Reg] (Diane) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Prof. & Dir.Superv.Min. Asbury Theo. 

525 Talbott Drive 606/858-3581 606/858-3081 

Wilmore, KY 40390 


Study Home 
Johnson, George W. [Georgej (Nadine) 
University UMC 

2467 Foxwood Drive 929-7191 942-4051 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Johnson, Glenda N. [Glenda] (William) 

Avent Ferry UMC 

4000 Brothwell Court 833-9394 851-1869 

Raleigh, NC 27606 

Johnson, Harvey B. [Harvey] (Willie) 

Special Appointment - Admin. & Chaplain, Moravian Home, Inc. 

3771 Tangle Lane, Box 11395 767-8130 724-0223 

Winston Salem, NC 27116 

Johnson, Lawrence E. [Larry] (Bernice) 

Asbury Temple UMC, 507 Tuggle Street 

Durham, NC 27713 596-3562 544-7513 

Johnson, Jr., Robert L. [Robert] (Kathleen) 

Special Appointment 

207 Lansing Station Road 607/256-4214 607/533-7674 

Lansing, NY 14882 

Jones, George A. [George] (Bonnie) 

Aurora UMC, Route 1, Box 16-A 

Auroro, NC 27806 322-5886 322-5400 

Jones, Linwood S. [Linwood] (Phyllis) 

Zion UMC 

Route 1, Box 181-B-1 658-3918 

Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Jones, Norwood L. [Norwood] (Helen) 

Rosemary UMC 

625 Cedar Street 537-3973 537-2092 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Jones, Vassar W. [Vassar] (Ruby) 

Parkwood UMC 

5123 Revere Road 544-1078 544-2238 

Durham, NC 27713 

Jones, Jr., Barney Lee [Barney] (Marjorie) 

Special Appointment 

2622 Pickett Road 684-6088 489-4245 

Durham, NC 27705 

Jordan, R. Harry [Harry] (Fran) 

West Nash UMC 

1105 Knollwood Dr. 237-4258 237-3462 

Wilson, NC 27893 

Joyce, David Corey [David] (Susan) 

Special Appointment - Campus Minister, Pfeiffer College 

P. 0. Box 603 704/463-7343 704/463-5348 

Misenheimer, NC 28109 

Joyce, Johnie L. [Johnie L.] (Lou) 

Retired Minister 

1125 Anderson Street 489-4849 

Durham, NC 27705 

Joyner, Jr., F. Belton [Belton] (Toni) 

Trinity UMC 

1108 W. Knox Street 683-1386 682-0800 

Durham, NC 27701 

Juren, Jerry Jay [Jerry] (Ann) 

First UMC „ r 

9 Ramblewood 658-3169 658-2637 

Mount Olive, NC 28365 


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Kasper, J. Mark [Mark] 
Associate - Front Street UMC 

P. 0. Box 2597 227-6263 584-9439 

Burlington, NC 272 16 

Kennedy, Jr., Mark Hodges [Mark] (Kathie) 

Harker's Island UMC 

P. 0. Box 313 728-7015 728-4368 

Harkers Island, NC 28531 

King, William R. [W.R.] (Mollie) 

Garland UMC 

P. 0. Box 427 529-3051 

Garland, NC 28441 

King, Jr., A. Kimsey [Kimsey] (Jean) 

Special Appointment - Admin. The Meth. Retirement Home of Durham 

5315 Yardley Terrace 383-2567 489-6497 
Durham, NC 27707 

Kinley, Grady L. [Grady] (Mildred) 

Institute-Hickory Grove UMC 

Route 1, Box 257 566-3739 

La Grange, NC 28551 

Kirby, Wallace H. [Wallace] (Sally) 

Edenton Street UMC 

1543 Iredell Drive 832-7535 832-0684 

Raleigh, NC 27608 

Knight, R. Norman [Norman] (Ruby) 
Disability Leave 
4932A Pebble Beach Drive 
Raleigh, NC 27604 

Knott, T. Garland [Garland] (Kathleen) 

Special Appointment - Prof essor, Methodist College 

5133 Waterbury PI. 488-7110 488-3032 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Knowles, Russell R. [Russell] (Jaxie) 

Hoke UMC 

308 S. Bethel Road 875-4318 875-4318 

Raeford, NC 28376 

Kraatz, Christian L. (Eileen G.) 
Johnson Memorial UMC 

5316 Chesapeake Rd. 488-5406 822-2429 
Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Laine, Amos Lloyd [Amos] (Emma Lee) 

Leslie UMC, 306 W. Divine Street 

Dunn, NC 28334 892-2533 892-2533 

Lamb, W. Douglas [Doug] (Margaret) 

Cherry Point UMC 

P. 0. Box 387 447-3039 447-3945 

Havelock, NC 28532 

Lamneck, Forrest D. [Jack] (Katherene) 

Corinth-Antioch UMC 

Route 4, Box 167 934-6259 963-2770 

Four Oaks, NC 27524 

Lancaster, Alton S. [Alton] (Ruby) 

Retired Minister 

208 Bartlette Street 735-8333 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Lancaster, Charles Hulbert [Charles] (Emily) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 543 575-7350 528-1445 

Creedmoor, NC 27522 


Lancaster, Ecwood C. [Eckie] (Shirley) 
Wesley's Chapel UMC 
Route 3, Box 251 
Elizabethtown, NC 28337 

Lancaster, Maurice [Maurice] (Helen) 
Shallotte Circuit UMC 
P. 0. Box 178 
Shallotte, NC 28459 

Lancaster, Jr., James R. [James] (Louise) 
Rehoboth-Harris Chapel UMC 
Route 8 Box 279 
Henderson, NC 27536 

Lane, Barry Lee [Barry] (Peggy) 
Associate - Saint Paul UMC 
P. 0. Drawer 1268 
Sanford, NC 27330 

Lane, Jr., J. Rodney [Rodney] (Patricia) 
Whiteville Circuit UMC 
Route 5 Box 230 
Whiteville, NC 28472 

Leatherman, Harold F. [Harold] (Wilma) 

First UMC 

512 Scotland Ave. 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Lecornu, Clifton [Clif] (Martha) 
Mount Moriah UMC 
5232 Chesapeake 
Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Ledford, John T. [John] (Geneva) 

Retired Local Pastor 

Box 66 

Castle Hayne, NC 28429 

Lee, Don Paul [Don] (Barbara) 
Holy Trinity UMC 
2410 Slay Drive 
Greenville, NC 27834 

Lee, Henry W. [Henry] (Catherine) 
Plank Chapel UMC 
Route 1, Box 208-B 
Kittrell, NC 27544 

Lee, James C. [Jim] (Sharon) 
Saint Luke UMC 
1703 Anita Drive 
Laurinburg, NC 28352 

Lee, Percy 0. (Helen) 

Retired Minister, P.O. Box 813 

Raeford, NC 28376 

Leeland, Paul L. [Paul] (Janet) 
Saint Andrews UMC 
201 Winterlochen Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 27603 

Leonard, Orville E. [Orville] (Mildred) 
Retired Minister 
3312 Emerson Drive 
Augusta, GA 30906 

Levin, Dennis P. [Dennis] (Peggy) 
Holland's UMC 
Route 3, Box 235 
Raleigh, NC 27603 


Study Home 
645-4011 645-4934 



776-2012 776-6272 

642-8867 642-8867 

895-4027 997-3479 

323-1961 488-6083 



492-1919 438-6080 

276-6821 276-6918 


772-4410 772-3825 


772-5294 772-5294 

Levis, Susan P. [Susan] 
Leave of Absence 
12 1 Stratford Drive 
Suramerville, SC 29483 

Lewis, Henry B. [Henry] (Sara) 
Retired Minister 
1501 Ashburton Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 27606 

Lewis, Jerry D. [Jerry] (Debby) 
Moncure-Buckhorn UMC 
Route 1, Box 1425 
Moncure, NC 27559 

Lewis, Ralph H. [Ralph] (Anna Mae) 
Retired Minister 
Route 1 Box 182A 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

Lewis, Richard F. [Richard] (Jo Ann) 
Magnolia UMC 
P. 0. Box 307 
Magnolia, NC 28453 

Lewis, Vance A. [Vance] (Pearl) 

Retired Minister 

Box 143 

Marshallberg, NC 28553 

Lewis, Wallace B. [Wallace] (Loretta) 
Disability Leave 
1412 Kings Circle 
Kinston, NC 28501 

Lewis, Jr., Leon [Dick] 
Westwood-Ebenezer UMC 
Route 1 Box 70 A 
Pikeville, NC 27863 


Lindblade, Susan Clayton [Susan] 
Sharon UMC 
Route 1, Box 12 
Camden, NC 27921 


Lindblade, Jr. , Eric N 
South Camden UMC 
Route 1, Box 12 
Camden, NC 27921 

[Eric] (Susan) 

Study Home 





Lineberger, Sr, J. Worth [Worth] (Allene) 
Retired Minister 
612 Daniels Street 
Raleigh, NC 27605 

Lister, Joe D. [Joe] (Judy) 
Trinity UMC 
Route 10, Box 85 
Kinston, NC 28501 

Little, Brooks Bivens [Brooks] (Reviline) 

Special Appointment - Dir.SEJ Comm.on Archives & History 

P. 0. Box 804 

Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 

Litzenberger, Charles M. [Charlie] (Annette) 
Cedar Grove UMC, P.O. Box 56 
Cedar Grove, NC 27231 

Lloyd, Jr., Frank I. [Frank] (Dottie) 
Saint James UMC 
P. 0. Box 686 
Newport, NC 28570 






338-0846 453-2806 

335-7565 335-7500 


522-1686 522-1686 



223-4231 223-4742 

Study Home 
Locklear, Bill James [Bill James] (Delia) 
Associate - Prospect UMC 

Route 3, Box 175 521-2111 521-9360 

Maxton, NC 2836*4 

Locklear, Kenneth W. [Kenneth] 

Associate - Robeson County Cooperative Ministry UMC 

P. 0. Box 880 521-8600 521-0324 

Pembroke, NC 28372 

Locklear, Titus [Titus] (Brenda) 

Light House UMC 

525 Rice Circle 556-6669 

Wake Forest, NC 27587 

Loftis, Thomas E. [Tom] (Cornelia) 

Divine Street UMC 

110 W. Divine Street 892-2339 892-2386 

Dunn, NC 28334 

Long, John D. [John] (Elizabeth) 

Haw Branch UMC 

Route 5, Box 337-A 527-1565 

Kinston, NC 28501 

Lovelace, Henry N. [Henry] (Ann) 

Zebulon UMC 

P. 0. Box 415 269-9408 269-7531 

Zebulon, NC 27597 

Lowdermilk, William P. [Bill] 

Special Appointment - Vice President, Methodist College 

Methodist College 488-7110 488-0524 

Fayettville, NC 28301 

Lowry, Jerry [Jerry] (Doreen) 

Branch Street UMC 

Route 1, Box 350 521-8445 521-9044 

Rowland, NC 28383 

Loy, James C. [J. C] (Agnes) 

Pleasant Grove UMC 

4415 Pleasant Grove Ch.Rd 787-7763 787-1870 

Raleigh, NC 27612 

Loy, Samuel W. [Sam] (Wanda) 

Walnut Grove UMC 

Route 1, Box 81 732-2054 

Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 

Luckeydoo, Charles W. [Charlie] (Karen) 

Bell Arthur UMC 

Route 4 Box 232 642-5462 

Whiteville, NC 28472 

Lugar, Lawrence E. [Lawrence] (Jean) 

McMannen UMC 

4102 Neal Road 383-1263 383-4425 

Durham, NC 27705 

Lupton, David E. [David] (Freda Mae) 

Bridgeton UMC 

Route 1 Box 163-B 745-3429 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Lupton, James G. [Jim] (Lydia) 

Retired Minister, P.O. Box 22 

Cedar Island, NC 28520 225-6181 

MacLean, Robert A. [Robert] (Kathleen) 

Mamers UMC 

P. 0. Drawer 545 893-5264 893-5264 

Mamers, NC 27552 


Study Home 
Maddry, Jr., Hubert A. [Hugh] (Janet) 

Special Appointment - Dir. of Pastoral Care Riverside Meth.Hosp. 
3535 Olentangy River Rd. 
Columbus, OH 13214 

Madison, Jr., John Talton [Tal] 
Associate - Wesley Memorial UMC 
601-A Plum Nearly Lane 
Wilmington, NC 28403 

Maides, John T. [John] (Virginia) 

Franklin Memorial UMC 

Route 2, Box 333-C 

Oaksmith Acres 

Morehead City, NC 28557 

Malloy, David 0. [David] (Vevely) 
Fletcher's Chap. -St. Peter UMC 
Route 1, Box 137-X 
Laurinburg, NC 28352 




Malloy, Jr., James Edward 
Saint Peter UMC 
P. 0. Box No. 961 
Hamlet, NC 28345 



Maness, CH(LTC)Tracy A. [Tracy] (Jackie) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain, U. S. Army 
Office of Staff Chaplain 
Walter Reed Army Med. Ctr 
Washington, DC 20012 

Maness, Madison W. [Doc] (Ruth) 
Retired Minister 
420 Northview Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28303 

202/576-1305 202/829-1514 


Maness, W. L. [Willie] 
Retired Minister 
Methodist Retirement Home 
2616 Erwin Road 
Durham, NC 27705 


Mangum, Robert L. [Bob] (Neila) 
Prospect UMC 
Route 3, Box 196 
Maxton, NC 28364 



Mann, Milton T. [Milton] (Gaye) 

Trinity UMC 

1403 Market Street 

Wilmington, NC 28401 



Mann, William Joseph [Joe] (Ann) 

Special Appointment - Campus Minister & Dir. Wesley Found. NCSU 

Wesley Foundation Council 833-1861 781-4908 

2501 Clark Avenue 

Raleigh, NC 27607 

Marsh, Jr., George M. [George] (Audrey) 
Roberdel UMC 
Route 2, Box 190 
Rockingham, NC 28379 


Marshall, Andrew Murdock (Bonnie) 
Divinity School Duke University 
Durham, NC 27707 

Marshall, Jeffrey J. 
Silk Hope UMC 
Route 3, Box 162 
Siler City, NC 27344 



Study Home 

Martin, Haywood L. [Haywood] (Elizabeth) 

Bath UMC 

Route 2, Box 170 964-4143 

Belhaven, NC 27810 

Mason, Glenn E. [Glenn] (Elaine) 

Saulston UMC 

Route 2, Box 3^9-A 778-5231 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Mason, Jr., Lemuel R. [Lem] (Delphia) 
Retired Minister 
36 College Avenue 
Buckhannon, WV 26201 

Massey, Gerald R. [Gerald] (Dorothy) 

Saint Paul UMC 

P. 0. Box 356 458-5310 458-5310 

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 

Maultsby, III, J. Alexander [Alex] (Nancy L.) 

Chaplain U.S. Navy, Diego Garcia 

215 E. College St. 542-2295 5^2-2295 

Whiteville, NC 28472 

Mayes, Rodger N. [Roger] 

Core Creek UMC 

Route 2, Box 105 728-548 1 728-5481 

Newport, NC 28570 

Mayo, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Julia) 

Snead's Grove UMC 

Route 1, Box 136 276-73^0 276-7378 

Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

McAdams, Jr., David Sargent (Jon Allyson) 

Associate - First UMC 

305 Jackson St. 537-2173 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

McCall, Emmit C. [Emmit] (Blanche) 

Shady Grove UMC 

Route 3, Box 327 523-8780 523-4035 

Kinston, NC 28501 

McCallum, James H. [Mac] (Wilhelmina) 

Saint George-Piney Grove UMC 

1662 Baysden Ct. 844-5982 822-1047 

Fayetteville, NC 28303 

McCarver, Clyde G. [Clyde] (Frances) 

Retired Minister 

43 Botany Woods 803/332-9^73 

Hartsville, SC 29550 

McComas, William P. [Bill] (JoAnn) 

Retired Minister 

1529 Ann Street 728-3^69 

Beaufort, NC 28516 

McCoy, Michael Ryan [Michael] (Daisy) 
Special Appointment - Ferrum College 
Ferrum, VA 24088 

McCullen, Billie R. [Bill] (Gladys) 

Whitley-Elizabeth UMC oa 

809 Wilson Mills Road 934-8834 

Smithfield, NC 27577 


Study Home 
McDonald, Walter N. [Walter] (Joyce) 
Special Appointment - Professor, Louisburg College 

Box 906 496-2521 496-3757 

Louisburg College 
Louisburg, NC 27549 

McKay, Sr., David R. [David] (Joann) 

Milton UMC 

Route 1 Box 20 234-7505 

Milton, NC 27305 

McKee, Robert F. [Robert] (Phyllis) 

Creedmoor UMC 

P. 0. Box 368 528-0090 

Creedmoor, NC 27522 

McKenzie, Charles E. [Charles] (Judy) 

Moyock UMC 

P. 0. Box 267 435-6211 435-6211 

Moyock, NC 27958 

McKenzie, Jr., G. Robert [Bob] (Pat) 

Front Street UMC 

P. 0. Box 2597 227-6263 226-0738 

Burlington, NC 27216 

McKita, Carleton P. [Carleton] (Margaret) 

Special Appointment - V.P. Development NC Wesleyan College 

3508 Hawthorne Road 442-7121 443-9403 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

McLamb, Howard M. [Howard] (Azile) 

Retired Minister 

1313 Falls Church Rd. 876-8709 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

McLaurin, Horace L. [Horace] (Wanda) 

Calvary UMC 

906 Leon Street 688-7138 477-5173 

Durham, NC 27704 

McLean, Emma Ruth [Emma Ruth] 

Associate - Saint George-Piney Grove UMC 

P. 0. Box 1205 276-3338 

Laurinburg, NC 28352 

McLendon, J. Earl [Earl] (Marie) 

Spring Lake UMC 

207 Scarborough Street 497-8155 497-8155 

Spring Lake, NC 28390 

McMillan, John Samuel [Sam] (Anita) 

Special Appointment - Dir., His High Places, Banner Elk 

P. 0. Box 1615 704/898-4505 704/963-4866 

Banner Elk, NC 28604 

McMillan, Jr., Samuel Duncan [Sam] (Fran) 

White Plains UMC 

P. 0. Box 158 467-4991 467-1178 

Cary, NC 27511 

McNair, E. Maxwell [Mack] (Flossie) 

Cedar Grove-Salem UMC 

Route 2, Box 222 276-4634 

Laurinburg, NC 28352 

MoPherson, C. Kris [Kris] (Sandra) 

Cape Fear UMC, Route 7, Box 267 

Fayetteville, NC 28306 484-8706 

Meacham, B. Frank (Mildred), Retired Minister 

201 N. Wilkinson Drive 

Saint Pauls, NC 28384 865-4555 


Study Home 
Meacham, William F. (Carrie) 
Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 97 652-6107 

Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Meadows, Dan E. [Dan] (Jean) 

Retired Minister 

Route 2, Box 20A 235-4835 

Bailey, NC 27807 

Measamer, Elwin Harrell [E. H.] (Mary S.) 

Retired Minister 

P. 0. Box 101 827-4856 

Pinetops, NC 27864 

Medlock, Scott [Scott] (Maria Elena) 

Community UMC 

507 West E. Street 575-4703 

Butner, NC 27509 

Meekins, E. R. [Earl] (Blanche) 

Retired Minister 

Box 567 473-3123 

Manteo, NC 27954 

Meglll, George C. [George] (June) 
Special Appointment - Missionary to Brazil 
28.540 Cordeiro, R.J. 

Melvin, Benjamin R. [Benny] (Grace) 

Person Street UMC 

509 Person St. 483-4714 483-4714 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Melvin, Thomas G. [Tom] (Becky Ann) 

Lemon Springs UMC 

P. 0. Box 129 776-9315 776-8072 

Lemon Springs, NC 28355 

Melvin, Jr., B. Fallon [Fallon] (Betty) 

Riverdale UMC 

3050 Red Fox Road 638-8864 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Mercer, Charles H. [Charles] (Florrie) 

Durham District UMC 

1002 W. Knox Street 682-6439 

Durham, NC 27701 

Merriman, David B. [David] (Sandra) 

Maysville UMC 

P. 0. Box 598 743-3691 743-5011 

Maysville, NC 28555 

Metcalf, Ellen H. 

Associate - White Plains UMC 

204-Q Woodcreek Dr. 467-9394 469-1601 

Cary, NC 27511 

Methvin, Rayford H. [Rayford] (Pauline) 

Spring Hill UMC 

Route 3, Box 356 893-2746 

Lillington, NC 27546 

Mewborn, Charles H. [Charlie] (Pat) 

Asbury-Pine View UMC 

503 Locust Street 739-9650 

Lumberton, NC 28358 

Mickey, Paul A. [Paul] (Jane) 
Special Appointment - Assoc. Prof, 
2617 McDowell Road 
Durham, NC 27705 


Duke Divinity School 

Midgett, III, Peleg D. [P.D.] (Carol (Cookie)) 
Trinity UMC 
201 River Drive 
Southport, NC 28461 

Miller, George D. [George] (Lorene) 
Retired Local Pastor 
2 16 Palm Lake Village 





1515 County Road #1 
Dunedin, FL 33528 

Miller, James Fogle [Jim] (Beth) 

Speolal Appointment - Staff Gen.Bd.of Discipleship Nashville, Tn. 

P. 0. Box 126 615/327-2700 615/696-2902 

Cedar Hill, TN 37032 

Miller, James Micheal 

Special Appointment - 750 Piedmont Ave. NE 

Atlanta, Georgia 30308 

Miller, Melvin R. [Melvin] (Bonnie Ruth) 
Retired Minister 
Wesley Manor, Apt. R-10 
Jacksonville, FL 32223 

Miller, Jr., James H. [Jimmy] (Susan) 

First UMC 

117 S. Academy St. 

Cary, NC 27511 




Minnis, Jesse F. 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 41 
Hillsborough, NC 



Mitchell, Charles Maness [Maness] (Vivian) 

Special Appointment - Manag.Dir .Methodist Ministers Credit Uni 

Box 18933 
Raleigh, NC 


Mitchell, John D. [John] (Helen) 
Roanoke Circuit UMC 
1931 Willow Street 
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Moe, David L. [David] (Martha) 
Sharon UMC, 308 58th Street, E. 
Long Beach, NC 28461 

Mooney, Mark C. 
Leah's Chapel-Shiloh UMC 
304-J Roselle Ct. 
Raleigh, NC 27610 

Mooney, Jr., Robert C. [Bob] (Nell) 
Retired Minister 
504 Alamance Road 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Moore, Jack W. [Jack] (Nina) 
Special Appointment 
3245 Rio Drive #2 15 
Falls Church, VA 22041 

Moore, Robert F. [Bob] (Burnell) 
Fairmont Trinity UMC 
309 Iona Street 
Fairmont, NC 28340 












Study Home 
Moore, Samuel S. [Sam] (Glenmore) 
Bailey UMC 

P. 0. Box 218 235-^309 

Bailey, NC 27807 

Moorman, Julian Pierce [Julian] (Douglas) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, Central Prison, Raleigh 

3308 Fairhill Drive 828-2361 782-7237 

Raleigh, NC 27612 

Morgan, Robert W. [Bob] (Seleta) 

Enfield UMC 

P. 0. Box 115 445-3^50 415-5983 

Enfield, NC 27823 

Morris, Alvin J. [Al] (Virginia) 

Trinity UMC 

400 East Third Ave. 843-4011 843-4019 

Red Springs, NC 28377 

Morris, Clarence P. [C. P.] (Myra) 

Retired Minister 

Shadowwood Apts. 229-7684 229-4562 

629-C West Front Street 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Morris, Homer E. [Homer] (Debra) 

Fifth Avenue UMC 

9 Colonial Drive 763-2621 762-7003 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Morrison, Charles K. [Charles] (Carolyn) 

Emmanuel UMC 

2331 LaVista Drive 227-1268 226-7533 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Morrison, J. Edward [Ed] (Norma) 

Trinity UMC 

234 North Russell Street 576-1651 572-2300 

Troy, NC 27371 

Morrow, Jr., Floyd R. [Floyd] (Barbara) 

Sandy Cross UMC 

Route 3, Box 237 443-3526 

Nashville, NC 27856 

Moseley, Charles K. [Charles] (Peggy) 

Maury-Mount Herman UMC 

P. 0. Box 56 747-5019 

Maury, NC 28554 

Moser, R. E. Lee [Lee] (Kurlee) 

Retired Minister 

Route 6, Box 223 228-0756 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Moser, Rachel Tucker [Rachel] (Rick) 

West Halifax UMC 

P. 0. Box 401 826-3621 

Scotland Neck, NC 27874 

Moser, Rick A. [Rick] (Rachel) 

Scotland Neck UMC 

P. 0. Box 401 826-3318 826-3621 

Scotland Neck, NC 27874 

Mullikin, Wade A. [Wade] (Irene) 

Evansdale-Black Creek UMC 

Route 3, Box 512 237-1914 

Wilson, NC 27893 


Study Home 
Murphy, Jr., Miles [Miles] (Ruth) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain VA Medical Center 

Chaplains Service 804/722-9961 801/851-6334 

Building 16, VA Ctr. 
Hampton, VA 23667 

Murray, Eric Octavius [Eric] (Jo) 

Wellons Village UMC 

2000 Washington Street 477-2695 

Durham, NC 27701 

Musser, Benjamin Franklin [Ben] (Hattie) 

Scott's Hill UMC 

P. 0. Box 722 328-1607 

Surf City, NC 28445 

Myers, Charles D. [Charles] (Joyce) 

Salem UMC Crt „ „ <r7n 

302 Forest Road 693-7179 

Oxford, NC 27565 

Nagel, Donald C [Don] (Madonna) 

Special Appointment - Asst .Prof .UNC Sen. of Medicine, Ashville 

35 Ferncliff Drive 704-253-6364 704/258-9545 

Asheville, NC 28805 

Naider, Konstanty [Konstanty] 

Retired Minister 

30 Willett Street 518/465-9886 

Albany, NY 12210 

Nanney, Phillip Mark [Mark] (Marcie) 

Asbury-Bethlehem UMC 

Route 4, Box 793 776-0692 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Nanney, R. Keith [Keith] (Sandra) 

Pasquotank UMC 

Route 2, Box 288 264-2156 264-2156 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Nason, Jr., Maurice E. [Marty] (Joy) 

Laurel Hill UMC 

P. 0. Box 217 462-2114 462-2221 

Laurel Hill, NC 28351 

Neese, W. Junius [Junius] (Anna Belle) (Retired Minister) 

3305 Courtney Ln. 

Sanford, NC 27330 776-7764 

Newman, William Winter [Bill] (Colleen) 

Yanceyville UMC r , , 

P. 0. Box 277 694-4083 694-4083 

Yanceyville, NC 27379 

Nicholson, Jr., Charles H. [Charles] (Shirley) 

Leave of Absence 

Route 7, Box 369, Lot 49 

Conway, SC 29526 

Nickens, Charles Graham [Graham] (Inez) (DL) 

1210 Park Ave. A 736-4196 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Nicks, Robert L. [Robert] (Lou) 

Retired Minister _ ^^ 

110 Gordon Street 728-2307 

Beaufort, NC 28516 

0'Briant, Clarence Edgar [Clarence] (Ruth) 

Marshallberg-Smyrna UMC m _ 

P. 0. Box 66 729-2261 

Marshallberg, NC 28553 


Study Home 
O'Keef, Robert D. [Bob] (Phyllis) 
Windsor UMC 

407 S. Queen Street 794-3785 794-2 1 12 

Windsor, NC 27983 

Old, Marshall R. [Marshall] 

Oak Grove UMC 

Route 5, Box 326 599-2469 

Roxboro, NC 27573 

Olive, John G. [John] (Lula) 

Hobgood UMC 

P. 0. Box 327 826-3635 

Hobgood, NC 27843 

Oliver, Sr., James R. [James] (Judy) 

Ocean View UMC 

P. 0. Box 83 278-5973 278-5229 

Yaupon Beach, NC 28461 

Ormond, J. Kern [Kern] (Helen) 

Retired Minister 

1106 W. Church Street 338-2309 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Ormond, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Joyce) 

Saint Mark UMC 

610 Larkspur Rd. 522-1937 

Kinston, NC 28501 

Ormond, Jr., John Kern [John] (Sally) 
Cou.& Dir. Ctr.for Growth & Devel.,Ral. 
13 Linden St. #7 
Brookline, MA 2146 

Osborn, Robert T. [Bob] (Dorothy) 

Special Appointment - Prof. Dept. of Religion, Duke University 

Box 4735, Duke Station 684-2438 489-2756 

Durham, NC 27706 

Oulton, Jo-Ann M. [Jo-Ann] 

Carver's Creek UMC 

Route 1 Box 223 645-4168 

Council, NC 28434 

Overman, Sr., E. H. [Hack] 

Perkins UMC 

P. 0. Box 21 232-2435 232-2435 

Shawboro, NC 27973 

Owen, Travis W. [Travis] (Margaret) 

First UMC 

P. 0. Box 212 742-2722 742-3707 

Siler City, NC 27344 

Owen, III, J. Malloy [Malloy] (Pat) 

New Bern District UMC 

P. 0. Box 2425 637-4600 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Owens, Charles B. [C.B.] (Beverly) 

Conway UMC 

P. 0. Box 326 585-1984 

Conway, NC 27820 

Owens, Charles E. [Charles] 

Brooksdale-Brookland UMC 

Route 3, Box 14-A 599-7040 

Roxboro, NC 27573 

Owens, Harley McCoy [HarleyJ (Dollie) 

1310 Fairfax Avenue 291-4253 291-4253 

Wilson, NC 27893 


Study Home 
Oxendine, Jr., Milford [Milford] (Jeannie) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain U.S. Navy 

245 Malito Court 714/368-6871 368-3671 

Chula Vista, CA 92010 

Pace, James Herrington [Jim] (Carol) 

Special Appointment - Asst. Prof. Elon College 

113 Westview Dr. 584-2349 584-5520 

Elon College, NC 27244 

Pappendick, George D. [George] (Gregg) 

Christ-Cedar Cliff UMC 

Route 1, Box 390 376-6636 376-6321 

Graham, NC 27253 

Parker, Joseph C. [Joseph] (Eunice) 

Edgerton Memorial UMC 

104 S. Summer Street 965-3761 965-2054 

Selma, NC 27576 

Parnell, Evander (Lillie) 

Disability Leave 

P. 0. Box 1546 739-9385 

Lumberton, NC 28358 

Parrish, Carrie W. [Carrie] (Alonzo) 

South River UMC 

719 Maxwell Street 483-3860 

Stedman, NC 28391 

Parsons, Charles Scott [Scott] (Mary Jane) 

Chatham-Zion UMC 

Route 3, Box 155-B 542-3006 542-3006 

Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Parvin, J. B. [J. B.j (Velma (Boots)) 

Greenville District UMC 

101 Martinsborough Road 756-3918 756-3918 

Greenville, NC 27834 

Paschal, John S. [John] (Linda) 

Whiteville UMC 

902 Pinkney Street 642-3376 642-3775 

Whiteville, NC 28472 

Pate, R. Bruce [Bruce] (Jean) 

Oxford UMC 

P. 0. Box 757 693-4091 693-3237 

Oxford, NC 27565 

Pate, Susan Lynn [Susan] 

Associate - Jarvis Memorial UMC 

3-F Courtney Square 752-3101 756-4190 

Greenville, NC 27834 

Patten, Brooks [Brooks] (Ginny) 

Seaboard UMC, P.O. Box 277 

Seaboard, NC 27876 589-9461 

Patten, Walter R. [Walter] (Donna) 

Aldersgate UMC 

632 Laurel Hill Rd. 968-6231 967-1444 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Patton, G. Ronald [Ron] (Susan) 

Jerusalem-Bethel UMC 

Route 2, Box 215F 778-5292 778-3502 

LaGrange, NC 28551 

Paxton, Roger Davidson [Roger] 

CPE Inter. NC Memorial Hospital 

P. 0. Box 309 966-4021 

Holly Springs, NC 27540 


Study Home 
Payne, Argel H. [Argel] (Leta) 
Smyrna UMC 

Route 2, Box 643 464-3188 464-3542 

Robbins, NC 27325 

Pearce, H. Worth [Worth] (Betty) 

South Mills UMC 

P. 0. Box 100 771-2401 771-2401 

South Mills, NC 27976 

Pearsall, John S. [John] (Mary) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, VA Hospital, Lexington KY 

3217 Breckenwood Drive 606-233-4511 606/277-5242 

Lexington, KY 40502 

Peele, Jr., Luther M. [Billy] (Emma) 

Oleander-Devon Park UMC 

5711 Wisteria Lane 799-0621 799-3214 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Pegg, J. P. [Paul] (Lillian) 

Retired Minister 

1905 Wheat Street 895-3316 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Pernell, Sr., Leon Jackson [Leon] (Florence) 

Middleburg UMC 

P. 0. Box 100 492-1616 

Middleburg, NC 27556 

Peterson, Francis Gerald [Gerald] (L. Anne) 

First UMC 

P. 0. Box 716 542-2330 542-4525 

Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Petteway, Warren B. [Warren] (Harriett) 

Haymount UMC 

1700 Fort Bragg Road 484-0161 484-6619 

Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Phillippi, Steven E. [Steve] (Reina) 

Stokes UMC 

P. 0. Box 182 752-2425 

Stokes, NC 27884 

Phillips, J. Donald [Don] (Bettie J.) 

Aberdeen:Page Memorial UMC 

608 Wilder Avenue 944-1093 944-1595 

Aberdeen, NC 28315 

Phillips, Lee A. [Lee] (Mary) 

West Rockingham UMC 

Route 3, Box 469 895-9986 895-3135 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Phillips, III, G. Paul [Paul] (Dee) 

Mount Gilead UMC 

P. 0. Box 176 439-6475 439-6445 

Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Phillips, Jr., H. Arthur [Arthur] (Peg) 

Swansboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 847 326-4822 326-4373 

Swansboro, NC 28584 

Pickett, Harold T. [Harold] (Gertrude) 

Belgrade-Tabernacle UMC 

Route 1, Box 422 743-3041 

Maysville, NC 28555 

Pinner, William Rickman [Rick] (Marie) 

Kenly-Buckhorn UMC, P.O. Box 155 

Kenly, NC 27542 284-2192 


Study Home 
Pittman, Charles R. [Charles] (Shelby) 
Associate - Hay Street UMC 

P. 0. Box 456 483-2343 867-7767 

Fayetteville, NC 28302 

Plyler, Lorenzo Pierce [Joe] (Betty) 

Retired Minister 

1090 Shades Crest Road 205/979-55Q8 

Birmingham, AL 35226 

Poe, John R. [John] (Sallie) 

Retired Minister 

1533 E Ch Hill-Nelson Hwy 544-2500 

Durham, NC 27707 

Pollock, Charles L. [Charles] (Gail) 

Richlands UMC 

106 Hargett Stret 324-5464 324-3665 

Richlands, NC 28574 J 3 

Pollock, Henry F. [Henry] (Marguerite) 

Retired Minister 

2616 Erwin Road 383-5779 

Durham, NC 27705 

Ponder, Reginald W. [Reggie] (Carrie) 

First UMC 

1304 Western Avenue 977-0400 446-4517 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Pope, T. Arnold [Arnold] (Barbara) 

Retired Minister 

738 Ashboro Street 488-0978 

Fayettville, NC 28301 

Porter, Ernest R. [Ernie] (Sara) 

Special Appointment - Exec. Director Conf.C0M 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 782-9507 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Ports, Jr., George W. [George] (Jamie) 

Disability Leave 

210 S. Third Street 563-5833 

Mebane, NC 27302 

Potter, Jr., Benjamin F. [Ben] (Nancy) 

Special Appointment - Clinical Psychology Intern, Broughton Hosp. 

Broughton Hosp. Box 57 5 13/435-Q634 

Morganton, NC 28655 a WW yojn 

Poulk, Robert M. [Bob] (Dorothy) 

Ahoskie UMC 

P. 0. Box 665 332-2203 332-3738 

Ahoskie, NC 27910 

Powers, Sr., Daniel Paul [Dan] (Bunny) 

Lane's Chapel UMC 

306 Queen Anne's Road 355-6500 756-6823 

Greenville, NC 27834 

Presnell, William M. [Bill] 

Saint Paul's UMC 

P. 0. Box 444 844-3792 844-5463 

Maxton, NC 28364 ° 6 

Price, Robert E. [Bob] (Lucy) 

Special Appointment - Asst. Prof. Springfield College 

27 Highland Street 413/787-2353 413/567-6725 

Longmeadow, MA 1106 

Price, Jr., Charles E. [Charles] (Grace) 

Rocky Point UMC, P.O. Box 6 

Rocky Point, NC 28457 675-0211 


Pritchard, Ralph W. [Ralph: 
Retired Minister 
Route 2, Box 163 
Clover, SC 29710 



Privette, Bobby Lee [Bobby] (Patty) 
Lumberton Circuit UMC 
Route 1, Box 369 
Lumberton, NC 28358 

Privette, Tommy G. [Tommy] (Alma) 
Love Joy-Macedonia UMC 
Route 2, Box 84 
Troy, NC 27371 

Privette, William Edward [Ed] (Eleanor) 

Southern Pines UMC 

P. 0. Box 1135 

Southern Pines, NC 28387 

Pullman, Robert S. [Robert] (Peggy) 
Plymouth UMC 
P. 0. Box 73^ 
Plymouth, NC 27962 

Purcell, Jr., Eugene G. [Genei 
Retired Minister 
Route 1, Box 63 
Pikeville, NC 27863 









Queen, Vergil E. [Vergil] (Frances) 

Retired Minister 

Apt. 219C 

Rippling Stream Road 

Durham, NC 27704 

Radford, Jack R. 

Special Appointment - Divinity Sch. Duke University 

2725 Oberlin Road 

Raleigh, NC 27608 

Randolph, Francis Roderick [Rod] (Esther) 

Retired Minister 

9540 Roberts Drive 493.51454 

Dunwoody, Ga 30338 

Rattz, Robert E. [Bob] (Mary) 

Chadbourn-Evergreen UMC 

300 E. Third Avenue 654-3448 

Chadbourn, NC 28431 

Ray, Robert H. [Robert] (Betty) 

West End UMC 

P. Box 276 673-1371 

West End, NC 27376 

Reavis, Jr., James L. [Jimmy] (Eddie Jean) 
Mt. Carmel-Hermon UMC 
Route 6, Box 290 
Henderson, NC 27536 

Redmond, Robert C. [Bob] (Linda) 

Pinetops UMC, P. 0. Box 13 

Pinetops, NC 27864 827-4176 

Reed, John E. [John] (Betty) 

Special Appointment - Prof. College of the Ozarks 

205 Meadows Place 501/754-3839 

Clarksville, AR 72830 

Regan, James R. [Robert] (Beulah) (RM) 
2702 Arlington Avenue 
Fayetteville, NC 28303 













Rehfus, Charles F. [Charles] 
P. 0. Box 456 
Bayboro, NC 28515 

Reynolds, Foster L. [Foster] (Berni.ce) 

Salter Path UMC 

P. 0. Box 95 247-3253 

Salter Path, NC 28575 

Richardson, Allen [Allen] (Alice) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, Columbus County Hospital 
501 E. Third Avenue 642-8011 

Chadbourn, NC 28431 





Richardson, J. Earl [Earl] (Alice) 
Retired Minister 
515 S.E.Maynard Rd. 
Cary, NC 27511 

Richey, Russell Earle [Russell] (Merle) 

Special Appointment - Assoc .Prof essor Theo. School, Drew Univer 

29 Hoyt Street 201/377-3000 377-2994 

Madison, NJ 7940 

Rickards, James Perry [Jim] (Suzanne) 

Special Appointment - Coor .National Conf.on Armed Force 

4141 N.Henderson Rd.#13 
Arlington, VA 22209 

Ricks, Jr., R. Dennis [Dennis] (Lydia) 
Farmville UMC 
P. 0. Box 153 
Farmville, NC 27828 

703/276-7905 703/455-2339 


Robbins, Cecil W. [Cecil] 
Retired Minister 
Meth. Ret. Home, Apt. 7 
2616 Erwin Road 
Durham, NC 27705 


Roberts, Frederick E, 
Mount Hermon UMC 
Route 1, Box 565 
Graham, NC 27253 

[Fred] (Betsy - "Beaver") 





Roberts, John M. [John] (Dot) 
Princeton UMC 
P. 0. Box 116 
Princeton, NC 27569 

Robertson, Terry A. [Terry] (Julie) 
Rougemont UMC 
Route 2, Box 2 
Rougemont, NC 27572 

Robinson, Charles Kivet [Charles] 
Special Appointment - Assoc. Prof essor, 
129-2 Wilkins Drive 
Durham, NC 27705 

Duke Divinity School 




Robl, III, Charles J. [Charles] (Barbara) 

Mount Pleasant UMC 

Route 1, Box 287 235-2223 235-4863 

Bailey, NC 27807 

Rogers, Jr., Wilson Berry [Wilson] (Marie) 

Grimesland UMC, P.O. Box 190 

Grimesland, NC 27837 752-0999 

Rollins, Jr., Robert W. [Rob] (Renee) 

Associate - University UMC 

P. 0. Box 728 929-7191 942-5244 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 


Study Home 
Rose, Edwin A. (Sandra) 
Salemburg UMC 

P. 0. Box 216 525-5400 

Salemburg, NC 28385 

Rose, Jeffrey C. [Jeff] 

Union-Newbegun UMC 

Route 1, Box 310 330-2743 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Ross, Leon W. (Anne) 

Retired Minister 

3000 Birchwood Drive NO # 

Apt. 116 

Lynchburg, VA 24501 

Rouse, Ben C. [Ben] (Jeanne) 

Jonesboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 2576 775-7023 775-2616 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Rouse, Jere A. [Jere] (Marie) 

Woodington-Webb UMC 

Route 4, Box 211 566-3401 

La Grange, NC 28551 

Rowland, Terry L. [Terry] (Vickie) 

Micro-Fellowship UMC 

Route 1, Box 57-E 284-4530 

Kenly, NC 27542 

Royall, L. Graham [Graham] (Virginia) 

Saint Pauls UMC 

407 No. Wilkinson Dr. 865-4301 865-4226 

St. Pauls, NC 28384 

Rudd, Robert J. [Bob] (Shelby) 

Sunset Park UMC 

2124 Adams Street 762-8158 762-8866 

Wilmington, NC 28401 

Rudin, II, John J. [John] (Genevieve) 
Retired Minister 
1640 Marion Avenue 
Durham, NC 27705 

Ruth, John W. [Jack] (Bobbie) 

Longhurst UMC 

156 Providence Road 599-6812 599-6812 

Roxboro, NC 27573 

Ruth, William A. [Bill] (Robyn) 
Leave of Absence 
922 Hanford Road 
Graham, NC 27253 

Sabiston, III, William D. [Bill] (Peggy) 

Fairmont UMC 

2501 Clark Avenue 832-3316 832-2403 

Raleigh, NC 27607 

Sadler, Robert (Karen) 

Leasburg UMC 

P. 0. Box 98 599-1267 

Leasburg, NC 27291 

Safley, Michael W. [Mike] 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Director, Conf COM 

P0 Box 10955 832-9560 782-5896 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Study Home 
Salter, Jr., J. Neal [Neal] (Carol) 
Hallsboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 28 646-4105 646-3338 

Hallsboro, NC 28442 

Sawyer, James F. 
Retired Minister 
120 Darwin Drive 
Newark, DE 19711 

Schutt, C. Dubois [Dubois] (Eva) 

Calvary UMC 

Box 446 586-3762 

Littleton, NC 27850 

Scott, Julian W. [Scotty] (Sheila) 

Westminster UMC 

1214 Stockton Road 522-3334 522-1248 

Kinston, NC 28501 

Scott, Jr., Paul B. [Paul] (Glenda) 

Trinity UMC 

2315 Elizabeth Ave. 637-2660 637-5259 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Scroggs, Robin J. [Robin] (Marilee) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Chicago Theological Seminary 

5757 S. University Ave. 312-752-5757 588-8538 

Chicago, IL 60637 

Seate, Billy F. [Billy] (Wanda) 

Pine Valley UMC 

326 Pemberton Drive 791-0353 791-3841 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Seawell, William A. [Bill] (Claudia) 
Retired Minister 
First Union Nat?l Bank 
Graham, NC 27253 

Seawell, Sr., William Albright [Bill] (Claudia) 

Retired Minister 

Route 1, Box 329 376-6852 

Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Settle, Donald T. [Don] (Carolyn) 

Special Appointment 

823 Lancaster St. 286-9533 

Durham, NC 27701 

Sexton, Kenneth B. [Kenneth] (Rosamond) 

Westover UMC 

1212 DeBoy Street 851-4431 851-4545 

Raleigh, NC 27606 

Seymour, Edgar F. [Ed] (Ora) (RM) 

P. 0. Box 8 225-9001 

Atlantic, NC 28511 

Shackleford, Terry L. 

Lebanon-Tabernacle UMC 

Route 3, Box 518 747-8343 

Snow Hill, NC 28580 

Shannonhouse, Richard Delano [Dick] (Sandra) 

Special Appointment - Dir.of Pastoral Care West Nebraska Gen.Hosp. 
1624 3rd 308/635-3711 308/635-7348 

Scottsbluff, NB 69361 

Sharpe, IV, William Gray [Bill] (Barbara) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain, Elon College 

2509 May Drive 584-2409 226-5307 

Burlington, NC 27215 


Study Home 
Shaw, Jr., Caswell E. [Caswell] (Pat) 
First UMC 

P. 0. Box 736 226-4343 227-8222 

Graham, NC 27253 

Sheppard, Dennis R. [Dennis] (Barbara) 

Coats UMC 

P. 0. Box 388 897-7545 897-6793 

Coats, NC 27521 

Sherman, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Esther) 

Roekingham District UMC 

P. 0. Box 639 895-6978 895-6998 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Shiver, James H. [James] (Mary) 

Retired Minister 

121 Fairley Drive 843-2397 

Red Springs, NC 28377 

Shoaf, E. Clifford [Cliff] (Jane) 

Mount Olivet UMC 

P. 0. Box 787 473-2089 473-2088 

Manteo, NC 27954 

Shore, Joe C. [Joe] (Mattie) 

Retired Minister 

Route 2, Box 562 376-6433 

Graham, NC 27253 

Short, James M. [Millard] (Mary) 

Wesley-Black's Chapel UMC 

Route 1 Box 361 567-2701 

Dunn, NC 28334 

Shuler, Albert [Albert] (Jimmie) 

John Wesley UMC 

3212 McChoen Drive 483-5052 822-2984 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Shuller, Edgar R. [Ed] (Mary) 

Retired Minister 

310 Womble, Yaupon Beach 278-6609 

Star Route 2 

Southport, NC 28461 

Simonton, Jr., C. Alison [Al] (Nan) 


P. 0. Box 508 272-1196 855-1362 

Greensboro, NC 27402 

Simpson, Jr., William C. [Bill] (Betsy) 

First UMC 

300 Charlotte Street 582-0078 582-0306 

Hamlet, NC 28345 

Smith, A. Clay [Clay] (Ruth) (LA) 
Route 4, Box 122A 
Burlington, NC 272 15 

Smith, Bobby E. [Bobby] (Evelyn) 

Hawkins-Tabor UMC 

Route 2, Box 100-A 586-3993 

Littleton, NC 27850 

Smith, Charles C. [Charles] (Jill) 

Grace UMC, 313 Church Street 

Roxboro, NC 27573 599-8183 599-5183 

Smith, Charles M. [Charles] (Barbara) 

Goldsboro District UMC 

P.O.Box 1516 734-5324 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 


Study Home 
Smith, Cheryl A.Jones [Cheryl] (Stan) 
Special Appointment - Resident Life Enrichment Center 
406 N. Main St. 847-1744 496-3479 

Louisburg, NC 27549 

Smith, Edward F. [Ed] (Janet) 

Chestnut Street UMC 

302 W. 32nd Street 739-3304 739-4531 

Lumberton, NC 28358 

Smith, George C. [George] (Mary) 

Bethel-Lebanon UMC 

Route 1, Box 96 653-3255 653-2661 

Clarendon, NC 28432 

Smith, Haywood A. [Haywood] (MeLeah) 

Associate - Trinity UMC 

53 Howell Drive 455-4814 455-3256 

Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Smith, Ira Hildreth [Ira] (Carolyn) 

Bladen UMC 

P. 0. Box 96 866-5632 

White Oak, NC 28399 

Smith, J. Thomas [Tommy] (Judy) 

Raleigh District UMC „ 

P. 0. Box 10955 832-9560 787-4660 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Smith, Jerry T. [Jerry] (Carolyn) 

Fuquay Varina UMC 

P. o. Box 715 552-4331 552-2700 

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 

Smith, John T. [John] (Thelma) 

Bethesda-Hollister UMC 

Route 2, Box 154 536-4637 

Halifax, NC 27839 

Smith, Judi Johnson [Judi] (Joe) 

Lake Waccamaw UMC 

Route 1, Box 476 646-4471 646-3538 

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 

Smith, Neil E. [Neil] (Alice) 

Erwin UMC 

600 Denim Drive 897-8894 897-5968 

Erwin, NC 28339 

Smith, W. Thomas [Thomas] (Melanie) 

West End UMC 

1106 North Chatham Ave. 742-3108 742-2757 

Siler City, NC 27344 

Smith, Walter E. [Walter] (Louise) 

Tabor UMC 

1500 Ashford Avenue 484-3367 

Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Smith, Jr., William Stanley [Stan] (Cheryl) 

Louisburg UMC 

P. 0. Box 667 496-3736 496-3479 

Louisburg, NC 27549 

Snider, Ronald J. [Ron] 

Asbury UMC, 115 Caroline Ave. 

Smithfield, NC 27577 934-5424 

Snotherly, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Glenda) 

Associate - Trinity UMC 

3206-A Myra Street 683-1386 489-8749 

Durham, NC 27707 


Study Home 
Snyder, Nevin D. [Nevin] (Rose Marie) 
Swan Quarter UMC 

P. 0. Box 129 926-4791 926-4791 

Swan Quarter, NC 27885 

Snypes, James Grayson [Jim] (Marie) 
Retired Minister 
402 N. Leslie Street 
Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Soule, Jr., Guy V. [Guy] (Marilyn) 

Gardners UMC 

4555 Rosehill Road 488-6651 488-2350 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Southern, H. Gray [Gray] 

Oriental UMC 

P. 0. Box 70 249-0229 249-0229 

Oriental, NC 28571 

Sparks, Charles E. [Charles] (Linda) 

Saint Matthews UMC 

893 Stoneybrook Dr. 425-0401 867-7403 

Fayetteville, NC 28304 

Sparrow, David P. [David] (Sue Ann) 

Morris Chapel UMC 

Route 13, Box 214 499.4949 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Sparrow, Leon Ray [Ray] (Dorothy) 

Pembroke First-Calvary UMC 

100 Breece Street 521-4943 521-4018 

Pembroke, NC 28372 

Speake, Sr., George D. [George] (Myra) 

Saint Paul UMC 

800 York Street 443-3468 442-4837 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Speight, James Braxton [J.B.] 

Retired Minister 

Route 2, Box 17 442-0289 

Battleboro, NC 27809 

Spells, Leroy [Leroy] (Mable) 

Sanford Circuit UMC 

208 Peace Street 693-7823 

Oxford, NC 27565 

Spencer, Bill [Bill] (Peggy) 

Clayton UMC 

P. 0. Box 475 553-6464 553-6446 

Clayton, NC 27520 

Spencer, J. Lloyd [Lloyd] (Gussie) 

Candor UMC 

P. 0. Box 456 974-4454 974-4504 

Candor, NC 27229 

Sponenberg, James Eugene [Jim] (Tillie) 

Retired Minister 

Route 12, Box 896 776-2484 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Stafford, Sidney E. [Sidney] (Grace) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain & Prof. Louisburg College 

410 W. Noble Street 496-2521 496-4779 

Louisburg, NC 27549 

Stallsworth, Paul T. [Paul] (Marsha) 

Cumberland UMC, P.O. Box 218 , r „_ „_, 

Cumberland, NC 28331 425-5356 425-5356 


Study Home 
Stanfield, Edwin Douglas [Doug] (Vera) 
Special Appointment - Chaplain, U. S. Navy 

Office of the Chaplain 301-267-2881 

U. S. Navel Academy 
Annapolis, Maryland 21402 

Stanley, Jr., Richard A. [Richard] (Shannon) 

Dover-Clarks UMC 

P. 0. Box 188 523-9938 

Dover, NC 28526 

Stark, II, Rufus H. [Rufus] (Betty Lou) 

Special Appointment - Administrator, Methodist Home for Children 

Meth.Home for Children 833-2834 

1001 Glenwood Ave. 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Starnes, James A. [James] (Myrtle) 

Special Appointment - Instr/Counselor Southeastern CC 

Route 1, Box 29-H 642-7141 642-7404 

Whiteville, NC 28472 

Starnes, William B. [Bill] (Annette) 

Mount Pleasant-Grove Chapel UMC 

Route 1, Box 251 933-9784 

Pittsboro, NC 27312 

Staton, Jr., Jesse C. [Jesse] 

Trinity UMC 

333 E. Main Street 943-2684 

Belhaven, NC 27810 

Staton, Sr., Jesse C. [J.C.] (Marie) 

P. 0. Box 6 238-3179 238-3402 

Stantonsburg, NC 27883 

Steinmetz, David Curtis [David] (Virginia) 

Special Appointment - Prof. Duke Divinity School 

2517 Wrightwood Avenue 684-2975 489-5620 

Durham, NC 27705 

Stephenson, Marion 0. [M. 0.] (Hazel) 

Retired Minister 

801 Adrian Drive 

Virginia Beach, VA 23452 

Stevens, Willis R. (Elma) 

Retired Minister 

207 Maple Circle 934-6395 

Smithfield, NC 27577 

Stokes, III, John L. [John] (MaLou) 

Special Appointment - Academic Dean.UNC-Wilmington 

124 Windemere Road 791-4330 799-2695 

Wilmington, NC 28405 

Stokes, Jr., James C. [Jim] 

Fairview UMC 

Route 1, Box 296 584-5411 584-8213 

Elon College, NC 27244 

Stone, Amos H. [Amos] (Lorraine) 

Rowland UMC 

P. 0. Box 66 422-3414 422-3247 

Rowland, NC 28383 

Stone, Richard L. [Richard] (Diane) 

Caledonia UMC 

Route 3, Box 133 276-6858 

Laurinburg, NC 28352 


Study Home 
Stone, W. Denver [Denver] (Jean) 
Special Appointment - Missionary to Malaysia 

12, Mount Sophia 337-1013 337 889 

Singapore, 0922 
R.of Singapore, 

Storrs, Jr., Robert Burton [Bob] 
Retired Minister 
La Salle St. Church 
300 N. Hill Street 
Chicago, IL 60610 

Stott, E. Russell [Russell] (Caroline) 

Amity UMC 

825 Estes Drive 967-7546 942-7 188 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Stott, J. Doane [Doane] (Flora Belle) 

Retired Minister 

903 North Eugene Street 274-6929 

Greensboro, NC 27401 

Strawbridge, Ishmael J. [Ish] (Essie) 

Retired Minister 

1152 South Hawthorne Road 723-4656 

Winston-Salem, NC 27103 

Strock, Stephen F. Swartz [Steve] (Dale S.) 

Red Oak UMC 

P. 0. Box 66 443-9549 443-9549 

Red Oak, NC 27868 

Strong, Donald Blaine [Don] (Vera M.) 

Saint Peters UMC 

111 Hodges Street 726-2175 346-9318 

Morehead City, NC 28557 

Stroop, Kevin P. (Dawn) 

Warren UMC 

Route 2, Box 430 492-0771 

Henderson, NC 27536 

Strother, Jonathan E. (Diana) 

Macon UMC 

P. 0. Box 10 257-4744 

Macon, NC 27551 

Summey, James L. [Jim] (Doris) 

Wesley Memorial UMC 

P. 0. Box 614 257-2129 257-2129 

Warrenton, NC 27589 

Supplee, Thomas [Tom] (Cathy) 

New Hope-Woodland UMC 

Route 3, Box 338 264-2430 264-2430 

Hertford, NC 27944 

Sutton, James E. [Jimmy] (Janie) 

Nashville UMC 

303 S. First Street 459-7178 459-7328 

Nashville, NC 27856 

Swartz, Alan P. [Alan] (Jo Anne) 

Associate - Saint Paul UMC 

102 S.Jefferson St. 734-2965 735-8928 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Sweeley, Thomas Lynn 

Littleton UMC 

P.O.Box 26 586-5385 586-3985 

Littleton, NC 27850 


Study Home 
Swink, Lionel C. [Lionel] 
Retired Minister 
P. 0. Box 2143 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

Sykes, R. Michael [Michael] (Patricia) 

Rock Creek UMC 

Route 2, Box 178 376-3515 376-3515 

Snow Camp, NC 27349 

Tatum, Jimmy Ray [Jimmy] (Martha) 

Phillips Chapel UMC 

Route 2, Box 648 578-2143 

Graham, NC 27253 

Taylor, Bruce D. [Bruce] (Jennie) 

Garber UMC 

4510 Tenalla Road 637-4022 637-5961 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Taylor, William V. [Bill] 

West Burlington UMC 

1331 Granville Street 226-9477 227-3993 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Teachey, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Sylvia) 

Ann Street UMC 

P. 0. Drawer C 728-4279 728-3276 

Beaufort, NC 28516 

Teague, Willie S. [Willie] 

Mebane UMC 

205 S. Fourth Street 563-4302 563-1661 

Mebane, NC 27302 

Tenney, Sr., Hayward Lester [Lester] (Izella) 

Kinston Circuit UMC 

Route 2, Box 518 524-4296 

Grifton, NC 28530 

Thomas, Wayne E. [Wayne] (Nancy) 

Midway-Bethlehem UMC 

P. 0. Box 35 393-2698 

Stella, NC 28582 

Thompson, Arthur L. (Frances) 

Retired Minister 

1080 N. Leak Street 692-8267 

Southern Pines, NC 28387 

Thompson, Leo Clifford [Leo] (Karen) 

Special Appointment - Pastoral Cou. Triangle Ment. Health Assoc. 

1004 Dresser Court 876-6636 471-2761 

Suite 102 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Thompson, Neil H. [Neil] (Catherine) 

Associate - Highland UMC 

2107 Myrtle Avenue 787-4240 828-7653 

Raleigh, NC 27608 

Thompson, Roger E. [Roger] (Roberta) 

Northampton UMC, P.O. Box 767 

Jaokson, NC 27845 53^-6261 534-4281 

Thompson, Jr., Emerson M. [Em] (Catherine) 

First UMC, P.O. Box 277 

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 537-2173 537-4462 

Tingle, James Arthur [James] (Maxine) 

Special Appointment - Dir. Coastal Counseling Center, Inc. 

4111 Holly Ridge Road 633-1931 638-8589 

New Bern, NC 28560 


Tisdale, W. Eugene [Gene] (Virginia) 

Salem UMC 

2171 Middle Road 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Townsend, Jr., William C. [William] (Nancy Jo) 
Granville Circuit UMC 
107 Pine Tree Drive 
Oxford, NC 27565 

Traynham, David D. [D. D.] (Nancy) 
Retired Minister 
Route 2, Box 196 
Rockingham, NC 28379 

Treihart, Charles M. 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 270 
Roxboro, NC 27573 

Trotter, J. Albert [Al] (Gay) 
Associate - Davis Street UMC 
606 E. Davis Street 
Burlington, NC 27215 

Troy, Angelo M. [Angelo] 
Saint John UMC 
Box 484 

Methodist College 
Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Tucker, C. Clyde [Clyde] (Yvonne) 
Benson Memorial UMC 
4706 Creedmoor Road 
Raleigh, NC 27612 



Turnage, Roy L. [Roy] 
Retired Minister 
710 East 2nd Street 
P. 0. Box 116 
Ayden, NC 28513 

Turner, Kevin R. [Kevin] (Pam) 

Tyson, Aaron G. [Aaron] (Lucille) 
Retired Minister 
Route 3, Box 757 
Lillington, NC 27546 

Tyson, Bobby P. [Bobby] (Jetta) 
Knightdale UMC 
P. 0. Box 83 
Knightdale, NC 27545 

Tyson, Carson [Carson] (Peggy) 

La Grange UMC 

213 S.Caswell St. 

La Grange, NC 28551 

Tyson, David M. [D.M.] (Eleanor) 
Wesley UMC 
Route 1 Box 98 
Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Tyson, John H. [John] (Debbie) 
Mount Tabor-Riverview UMC 
Route 2, Box 341 
Rougemont, NC 27572 

Tyson, M. Dewey [Dewey] 
Saint James UMC 
114 Lord Ashley Drive 
Greenville, NC 27834 





















Study Home 
Tyson, M. Eugene [Gene] (Joan) 
Riverside UMC 

1510 National Avenue 637-3015 637-6386 

New Bern, NC 28560 

Tyson, Tommy [Tommy] (Frances) 

Special Appointment - Approved Evangelist 

Route 6, Box 508 933-5557 933-5557 

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

Tyson, Vernon C. [Vernon] (Martha) 

Wilmington District UMC 

2201 Lynnwood Drive 762-0400 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Umstead, Jr., Charles Irvin [Charles] (Etta) 

Retired Minister 

Route 2, Box 246 728-5328 

Beaufort, NC 28516 

Varnum, Tracie [Tracie] (Clementine) 

Bolivia UMC 

P. 0. Box 35 842-9440 

Bolivia, NC 28422 

Vaughan, Richard C. [Richard] (Debbie) 

Culbreth Memorial UMC 

730 Blackwell Drive 483-8918 H83-4431 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Vaughan, Sr. , William N. [Norman] (Margaret) 

Retired Minister 

Methodist Retirement Home 383-2567 

2616 Erwin Road 

Durham, NC 27705 

Vick, Jr., Thomas Marvin [Marvin] (Catharine) 

Retired Minister 

213 Dunhagan Place 787-9190 467-2126 

Cary, NC 27511 

VonCanon, Mary Leigh [Mary] (Paul) 

Wesley Heights UMC 

301 Sherman Drive 488-2098 488-2098 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Wade, David C. [David] (Cindy) 

Bonlee UMC 

P. 0. Box 81 837-5389 

Bonlee, NC 27213 

Waggoner, James Milan [James] (Margaret) 

Special Appointment - Supv. Chaplaincy Ser.Div. Youth, Human Res. 

3212 Barker Place 733-3011 876-3283 

Raleigh, NC 27604 

Waldrop, Jr., J. Herbert [Herb] 

City Road UMC 

124 Parker Street 492-1823 492-6325 

Henderson, NC 27536 

Walker, Eddie A. [Eddie] (Brenda) 

Leave of Absence 

Route 2, Box 63 229-0423 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Walker, F. Odell [Odell] (Margaret) 

First UMC, 208 Sampson Drive 

Clinton, NC 28328 592-2035 592-2710 

Wall, C. Arthur [Arthur] (Carol) 

Riverside UMC, Box 1385 

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 335-4549 338-6262 


Study Home 
Wall, Lynn T. [Lynn] 
Cedar Island-Sea Level UMC 

P. 0. Box 590 225-1141 

Cedar Island, NC 28520 

Wall, Randy Lee [Randy] (Donna) 

Shiloh UMC 

Route 1, Box 282-A 584-0844 584-0844 

Gibsonville, NC 27249 

Wallace, Robert L. [Bob] (Christine) 

Aldersgate UMC 

3705 N.Duke Street 477-0509 477-0068 

Durham, NC 27705 

Walston, Robert Edward [Bob] (Kathryn) 

Retired Minister 

402 Dove Place 734-0933 

Goldsboro, NC 27530 

Ward, Hope Morgan [Hope] (Michael) 

Broadway UMC 

P. 0. Box 87 258-3721 258-6653 

Broadway, NC 27505 

Ward, James B. [Jim] (Janet) 

Stem-Bullock's UMC 

P. 0. Box 10 528-1080 

Stem, NC 27581 

Ward, Jr., Herman Nathan [Herman] (Ann) 

Hillsborough UMC 

130 W. Tryon Street 732-3460 

Hillsborough, NC 27278 

Warning, Michael G. (Ramona) 

Seven Springs UMC 

P. 0. Box 64 569-2871 569-2871 

Seven Springs, NC 28578 

Warren, Clarence Lee [Clarence] (Ruby) 

Pink Hill UMC 

P. 0. Box 25 568-3271 

Pink Hill, NC 28572 

Warren, H. Robert [Bob] (Shirley) 

Disability Leave 

4111 Deep Hollow Drive 

Apt. 151 

Raleigh, NC 27612 

Warren, James H. [James] (Daisy) 

Special Appointment - Producer, Bicentennial Sun. Night Event 

N4 River Plantation 615/646-1162 

500 Plantation Cir. 

Nashville, TN 37221 

Warren, Jr., James I. [James] (Marjorie) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Scarritt College 

4228 Wallace Lane 615/327-2700 615/269-5888 

Nashville, TN 37215 

Warren, Jr., M. Whitfield [Whit] (Barbara) 

Wesley Memorial UMC 

1401 S. College Rd. 791-4092 763-8857 

Wilmington, NC 28403 

Warren, Jr., W. Arthur [Arthur] (Becky) 

Branson UMC 

601 N. Hyde Park Avenue 682-2900 688-4982 

Durham, NC 27703 


Study Home 
Warren, Sr., Millard W. [Millard] (Glenn) 
Retired Minister 

2836 Chapel Hill Road 489-4675 

Apt. 30-A 
Durham, NC 27707 

Waters, Ralph C. [Ralph] (Laura) 

Tyrrell UMC 

P. 0. Box 207 796-4441 

Columbia, NC 27925 

Watson, H. Langill [Langill] (Elizabeth) 

First UMC 

P. 0. Box 1423 237-6121 243-2046 

Wilson, NC 27893 

Way, Vance C. [Vance] (Marion) 

Manns Harbor UMC 

P. 0. Box 95 473-3881 

Manns Harbour, NC 27953 

Weaver, Walter P. [Walter] (Peggy) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Florida Southern College 

5721 Old Scott Lake Road 813/683-5521 813/646-8251 

Lakeland, FL 33803 

Weber, Michael D. [Mike] (Barbara) 

Durham Parish UMC 

2405 Rolling Pines Ave. 596-3948 596-3948 

Durham, NC 27703 

Weeks, J. Wade [Wade] 
Coharie Mission UMC 
Route 5, Box 234 
Clinton, NC 28328 

Wellons, Michele R. [Michele] (Elmer J.) 

Associate - Hayes Barton UMC 

P. 0. Box 6096 832-6435 847-8420 

Raleigh, NC 27628 

Wells, Jr., William M. [Bill] (Dixie) 

Wrightsville UMC 

208 Cypress Avenue 256-4471 256-3447 

Wrightsvl. Bch, NC 28480 

Wells, Jr., Woodrow Wilson [Woody] (Carole) 

Camp UMC 

P. 0. Box 376 754-4840 754-6355 

Shallotte, NC 28459 

Wenberg, Jr., John W. (Ruth) 

Banks-Grove Hill UMC 

Route 1, Box 208 528-2423 

Franklinton, NC 27525 

Wentz, Jr., W. Allen [Allen] (Shirley) 

Special Appointment - Assoc. Dir. Conf. COM 

2809 Old Orchard Road 832-9560 781-9354 

Raleigh, NC 27607 

Wesley, Luther V. [Luther] (Irma) (DL) 

P. 0. Box 954 528-1131 

Creedmoor, NC 27522 

West, Carlton Ray [Ray] (Pearl) (RM) 

Route 2 Box 436 253-5349 

Leland, NC 28451 

West, J. Cameron [Cam] (Cynthia) 

Saint Francis UMC 

1219 Selwyn Lane 469-2525 469-2525 

Cary, NC 27511 


West, Pearl G. [Pearl] (Ray) 

Zion UMC 

Route 2, Box 436 

Leland, NC 28451 

West, Jr., T. C. [T.C.] (Ellen) 
Beston-Walker Memorial UMC 
Route 2, Box 370 
La Grange, NC 28551 

Wethington, Mark W. [Mark] (Barbara) 
Spring-Garysburg UMC 

Garysburg, NC 


Wheeler, Kermit R. [Kermit] 
Retired Minister 
305 East Fourth Avenue 
Mount Dora, FL 32757 


Whitaker, Karen H. [Karen] (Alan) 
Associate - Camp Ground UMC 
5946 Cliffdale Rd. 
Fayetteville, NC 28304 

White, Barry M. [Barry] (Lisa) 
Homes UMC 
RFD 1, Box 680 
Wilson, NC 27893 

White, Christian [Christian] (Ada) 
Disability Leave 
136 Tarleton Ave. 
Burlington, NC 27215 

White, James W. (Linda) 
Union Chapel UMC 
Route 1 Box 25 
Kittrell, NC 27544 

White, John H. [John] (Eva) 
Saint James UMC 
3808 New Hope Road 
Raleigh, NC 27604 

White, Jr., James G. [Jim] (Frances) 
Merritts-Ebenezer UMC 
P. 0. Box 81 
Carrboro, NC 27510 

Whitehead, Talton J. [T. J.] 
Retired Minister 
1554 W. Davis Street 
Burlington, NC 272 15 

Wiggins, Carson 0. [Carson] (Moeine) 

Ebenezer UMC 

5012 Rock Quarry Road 

Raleigh, NC 27610 

Wilkinson, Howard M. [Hank] (Virginia) 
Halifax UMC 
P. 0. Box 365 
Halifax, NC 27839 

Williams, A. Morris [Morris] (RM) 
1319 Vickers Avenue 
Durham, NC 27707 

Williams, James A. [Jimmy 

Norlina UMC 

Box 356 

Norlina, NC 27563 



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867-9436 864-0398 

237-4616 237-4616 



876-5796 876-7781 

929-3011 942-0359 


772-1664 779-0515 



456-2606 456-3150 

Study Home 
Williams, John E. [Johnny] (Jane) 
Special Appointment - Approved Evangelist Wilson 

P. 0. Box 4775 478-4 145 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Williams, Oscar S. 

Retired Minister 

413 Pungo St. 943-3694 

Belhaven, NC 27810 

Williams, Susanna Lynn [Susie] 

Chowan UMC 

P. 0. Box 81 221-8623 221-8623 

Tyner, NC 27890 

Williams, William F. [Bill] (Edna) 

Center UMC 

Route 9, Box 676 775-5748 

Sanford, NC 27330 

Williams, Jr., Johnnie J. [Jack] (Davetta) 

Special Appointment - Assist. Dir .Rural Church Sec. Duke Endowmt. 
3410 Cambridge Road 489-3359 489-6380 

Durham, NC 27707 

Williford, Gladys R. [Gladys] 

Aulander UMC 

P. 0. Box 280 345-6021 

Aulander, NC 27805 

Willingham, Malcolm Craig [Mac] (Johnny Carol) 

Special Appointment - Director , Samaritan, Inc. Richmond County 

612 Fayetteville Road 895-3243 919 895 3229 

Rockingham, NC 28379 

Wilson, Claude T. [Claude] (Dorothy) 

Vanceboro UMC 

P. 0. Box 569 244-0695 

Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Wilson, Leonard T. [Ted] (Elizabeth) 

Englewood UMC 

P. 0. Box 7116 443-2926 443-6916 

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 

Wilson, Robert L. [Bob] (Betty) 

Special Appointment - Research Prof. Church & Society, Duke Univ. 

237 Monticello Avenue 684-2269 489-6955 

Durham, NC 27707 

Wilson, III, A. J. [Jack] (Katharine) 

Special Appointment - Dir. Pastoral Serv. Moccasin Bend Psyh.Hosp. 

207 S. Palisades Drive 615/265-2271 615/886-4514 

Signal Mtn., TN 37377 

Wilson, III, Ben H. [Ben] (Annie) 

First UMC, P.O. Box 1706 

Laurinburg, NC 28352 276-1593 276-1939 

Wilson, III, Kelly J. [Kelly] (Sharon) 

Special Appointment - Chaplain Meth. Retirement Homes, Inc. 

2616 Erwin Road 383-2567 471-6345 

Durham, NC 27705 

Wilson, Jr., Kelly J. [Kelly] (Jean) 

Saint James UMC 

210 Brandon Ave. 823-0320 823-2795 

Tarboro, NC 27886 

Winberry, Herman S. [Herman] (Christine) 

Fayetteville District UMC 

1911 Raeford Road 485-2734 485-2734 

Fayetteville, NC 28305 


Study Home 
Wlnstead, Arthur William [Art] (Margaret) 
First UMC 

P. 0. Box 662 875-2111 875-3746 

Raeford, NC 28376 

Wise, Denny C. [Denny] (Judy) 

Cokesbury UMC 

P. 0. Box 280 483-5056 483-5056 

Stedman, NC 28391 

Wise, Wilford D. (Hulda) 

Retired Minister 

10 E Seashore Estates 326-5806 

Swansboro, NC 28584 

Wittman, Raymond Karl [Ray] (Diana) 

Pilmoor Memorial UMC 

P. 0. Box 65 232-3391 232-2391 

Currituck, NC 27929 

Wolfe, William L. [Bill] (Biddie) 

Bellemont UMC 

4807 Markwood Drive 227-4632 227-4890 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Womack, Samuel J. [Samuel] (Norma) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Methodist. College 

217 Vivian Drive 488-7110 822-0593 

Fayetteville, NC 28301 

Womack, Jr., LaVerne B. [Verne] (Leslie Ann) 

Jerusalem-Zion UMC 

P. 0. Box 355 456-2231 456-2231 

Norlina, NC 27563 

Wood, John E. [John] (Fleeta) 

Disability Leave 

700 Magnolia Dr., Apt. 13A 944-7008 

Aberdeen, NC 28315 

Wood, Samuel L. [Sam] (Lois) 

Concord UMC 

Route 1, Box 190-A 599-7630 599-7630 

Roxboro, NC 27573 

Woodard, Jr., John R. [John] (Rita) 

Trenton UMC 

Drawer F 448-7891 

Trenton, NC 28585 

Woodcock, Eldon G. [Eldon] (Libby) 

Special Appointment - Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, NY 

Nyack College 914/358-1760 914/358-5998 

Nyack, NY 10960 

Woodworth, Douglas R. [Douglas] (Erma) 

Noble's Chapel UMC 

313 N. Pitt Street 522-6578 746-6534 

Ayden, NC 28513 

Wooldridge, Jr, Oscar Bailey [Oscar] (Tew) (RM) 

905 Langford Place 876-2058 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

Worley, William Earl [Bill] (Nancy) 

Rich Square UMC 

Route 1, Box A5 539-4283 

Rich Square, NC 27869 

Wyant, David A. [David] (Denise) 

Holly Springs UMC 

P. 0. Box 68 552-4376 

Holly Springs, NC 27540 


Study Home 
Wynn, Samuel [Sam] (Louella) 

Special Appointment - Prog. Coord .Four Courners Native Amer. 
P. 0. Box 657 505-368-4402 505-368-4284 

Shiprock, NM 87420 

Yelverton, P. C. [PC] 

Faison UMC 

P. 0. Box 417 267-2061 267-2861 

Faison, NC 2834 1 

Young, James Doyne [J. D.] (Rubye) 

Retired Minister 

1017 Lakewood Avenue 489-7271 

Durham, NC 27707 

Young, Stephen E. [Steve] (Jean) 

Pine Valley UMC 

816 Shadowridge Rd. 353-4611 353-5431 

Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Young, Wayne Everett [Wayne] (Judith) 

Special Appointment 

3146 Fields Court 614/354-3226 

724 8th Street 

Portsmouth, OH 45662 

Yount, John W. [John] (Connie) 

Stoval UMC 

P. 0. Box 7 693-4839 

Bullock, NC 27507 

Yow, III, Thomas S. [Tommy] (Julia) 

Special Appointment - the Pres.Louisburg College 

Louisburg College 496-2521 496-24-59 

622 N. Main Street 

Louisburg, NC 27549 

Yow, Jr., William Joseph [Joey] (Julia) 

Union UMC 

P.O. Box 356 893-3847 893-3789 

Lillington, NC 27546 



Alexander, Mrs. Allie H. (Clark C), 12540 Edgewater, Suite 17 10-Marine 

Towers West, Lakewood, OH 44107 
Alford, Mrs. Bertha (James L.), 3 Kinny Street, Rockingham, NC 28379 

Barrs, Mrs. Patricia (William K.), 7254 Hickory Gr., San Antonia, TX. 78227 

Batchelor, Mrs. Grace (E.C.) 

Baum, Mrs. Lota Leigh (H.B.), P.O. Box 246, Whitakers, NC 27891 

Beede, Mrs. Ruth D. (Harold R.), 409 Brooks Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Benson, Mrs. Frances (Robert Bradshaw), 16 16 W. Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893 

Boone, Mrs. Laura (Ben F.), 1308 W. Markham Ave, Durham, NC 27705 

Brandenburg, Mrs. Hattie B. (F.Barden) , Rt.1, Box 141, Candor, NC 27229 

Carroll, Mrs. Emma H. (James M.), Wesley Pines Retirement Home, Route 8, 

Lumberton, NC 28358 
Carruth, Mrs. Roberta (Paul), 3041 Wycliff, Raleigh, NC 26707 
Casey, Mrs. Miriam M., (John F.), 304 S. Eastern St., Greenville, NC 27834 
Cash, Mrs. Thelma (Howard H.), Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham, NC 27705 
Caudill, Mrs. Estelle (Russell), 508 E. Academy St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 
Cnaplin, Mrs. Rosa J.(A.L.), 401 S. Andrews St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Charlton, Mrs. Charlotte S.(D.W.), Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin 

Road, Durham, NC 27705 
Cline, Mrs. Kitty P. ( John.Sr . ) , Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham, NC 27705 
Cooper, Mrs. Margaret (John A.), 1918 Sloan Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Cotton, Mrs. Alice V. (Worth), P.O.Box 427, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 
Couch, Mrs. Ruth W.(Leon), 1011 South Best St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 
Crawford, Mrs. Blanche (E.C), Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham, NC 27705 
Crawford, Mrs. Estelle C. (Van T.), United Meth. Parsonage, P.O.Box 964, 

McCamey, TX 79752 
Cuthrell, Mrs. Mary (H.G.), 302 Hinton St., Apex, NC 27502 

Davenport, Mrs. Georgia .(William S.), Rt.1, Box 14AB, Grimesland, NC 27837 

Davis, Mrs. Elizabeth R. (George), 103 Violet Rd., Dunn, NC 28334 

Davis, Mrs. Flake R., Route 2, McDonald Church Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 

Drew, Mrs. Joan M. (Robert M.), 200 George St., Fairmont, NC 28340 

Dunn, Mrs. Aileen (J.C.), Box 624, Pinetops, NC 27864 

ElKins, Mrs. Venia (Ollie V.), Chateau Royal, Apt. 219, 25 S. Germantown 

Road, Chattanooga, TN 27411 
Etheridge, Mrs. Pauline (C.R.), Rt.1, Box 470, Elm City, NC 27822 
Eubanks, Mrs. Lina West (George B.), P.O. Box 243, Trenton, NC 28585 

Falls, Mrs. Helen (Andy B.), P.O.Box 62, Newton Grove, NC 28366 
Fitts, Mrs. Emma Jane (Robert N.), 207 Grove Street, Oxford, NC 27565 
Fouts, Mrs. Elizabeth Frances (Dwight ), Rt.2, Box 537, Lexington, NC 27292 
Freeman, Mrs. Kathryn (William L.), 1605 Greenleaf St., Durham, NC 27701 

Gardner, Mrs. Lavinia H . (C .0 . ,Sr. ) , Rt.1, Box 190 G, Holly Hill, SC 29059 
Garris, Mrs. Helga Oman (Horace S.), P.O.Box 531, Warsaw, NC 28466 
Graham, Mrs. Clementine (Oscar M.), Box 1207, Laurinburg, NC 28352 
Griffis, Mrs. Nena D. (James W.), 611 Sumner, Greenwood, MI 38930 

Hailey, Mrs. Nell (James R.), Country Club Dr., Box 8, Rocky Mt., NC 27801 

Hale, Mrs. Dilys Rowlands, (Holland L.), 517 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705 

Hardesty, Mrs. Bertha M. (William R.), Shannon, NC 28386 

Harris, Mrs. Erah M. (Cecil B.), Atlantic, NC 28511 

Herbert, Mrs. Ruth E. ( J.Furman ) , Gannahills, Rt.1, Middletown, VA 22645 

Hill, Mrs. Willar (Jonathan C), Rt. 1, Box 174-A, Staley, NC 27355 

Hillman, Mrs. Estelle W.(E.L.), 2507 Wooorow Street, Durham, NC 27705 

Hobbs, Mrs. Edith (A.Jarvis), 2114 Cowper Drive, Raleigh, NC 27608 

Hogue, Mrs. Ollie M. (George E.), 403 W. 39th St., Wilmington, DE 19802 

Holt, Mrs. Grace (D.Dillon), Box 268, West Jefferson, NC 28694 

Howard, Mrs. Bessie H. (William Elmer), Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Husted, Mrs. Catherine J. (Morris L.), 16 Breton Place, Durham, NC 27707 

Jerome, Mrs. Jean (R.L.), 902 S. First St., Smithfield, NC 27577 
Johnson, Mrs. Sally P. (C.A.). 903 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704 
Jones, Mrs. Bonnie (S.Jameson), 3 Glenmore Dr., Durham, NC 27707 


Jones, Mrs. Christine (J. David) 

Jones, Mrs. Lottie N. (Horace C), 3408 Downey Ct., Raleigh, NC 27612 
Jones, Mrs. Stella Mae (Foster L.) 759 Yorkshire Dr, Fayetteville , NC 2830- 
Joyner, Mrs. Mary V. (Frank B.) 1232 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 2740I 

Kinlaw, Mrs. Annie D.(Grover C.) Capital Towers Apt. 307, 4812 Six Fork; 
Hd., Raleigh, NC 27609 

Lane, Mrs. Juanita E. (Daniel), P.O. Box 500, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 
Lanning, Mrs. Mary M. (Jesse Herbert), Rt.1, Box 477, Linwood, NC 27299 
Lawrence, Mrs. Velma P.(M.W.), 28 Golf Course Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786 
Layfiela, Mrs. Frances (Pearce H., Jr) 9 Layfield Dr, Waynesville, NC 28 7 8 
Lee, Mrs. Mildred M. (Allen C.) 5 18 S. Main St., Red Springs, NC 28377 
Lewis, Mrs. Pauline W.(W. Carson), Rt.4, Box 171A, Rockingham, NC 28379 
Locklear, Mrs. Mary Alice (Jakie) Rt.3, Box 177, Maxton, NC 28364 
Love, Mrs. Phala M. (Frank S.) Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road, 

Durham, NC 27705 
Lowry, Mrs. Myrtle L. (Harvey), Rt.3, Box 254, Rowland, NC 28383 
Lowry, Mrs. Phelia Ellis (Doctor F.) Wesley Pines Retirement Home, Route 8 

Lumberton, NC 28358 
Loy, Mrs. Annie M. (William L.), 205 S. McCallum St., NC 28383 

Maness, Mrs. Callie (Charles W. Wooten) Star Rt, Box 25A, Robbins, NC 2732 
Maness, Mrs. Edith H.(Paul W.) 617 Jefferson St., Roanoke Rapids, NC 2787 
Martin, Mrs. Elizabeth (W.C.) 423 Grove St., Clayton, NC 27520 
McCallum, Mrs. Mary D . (Jefferson ) 118 State Road, Maxton, NC 28364 
MCLamb, Mrs. Katie (M.D.) Route 4, Box 196, Rockingham, NC 28397 
McRae, Mrs. Alma B. (Robert B.) 2003 Corinna St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 
Miller, Mrs. Elsie M.(J.H.) 309 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27707 
Minges, Mrs. Maria (Graham Eubank) 1204 Longleaf Dr, Fayetteville, NC 2830 
Minor, Mrs. Mary T. (Harold) Harpeth Hill Dr., Rt.8, Franklin, TN 37064 
Mizelle, Mrs. Rachel C. (Raymond) 705 Taylor St., Windsor, NC 27983 
Moore, Mrs. Marie R. (Virgil N.) Rt. 4, Box 314, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 

Newton, Mrs. Ethel M. (P.P.) 124 Eastway Lane, Graham, NC 27253 
Newton, Mrs. Maude (R.Z.) Wes Arms Ret. Home, 1909A, 1911 N. Centennia 
St. , High Point, NC 27260 

Overton, Mrs. Rena S. (Ernest G.) Box 1584, Durham, NC 27702 

Page, Mrs. Frances (Jack W.) Rt.3, 508 E. Mill St., Rowland, NC 28383 
Parrish, Mrs. Pearl (John H.) 121 Stokley Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 
Pearce, Mrs. Kate Elizabeth H. (Clyde) Rt.3, Box 558, Wake Forest, NC 2758 
Phillips, Mrs. Mary E. (J.G.) 542 Noelton Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919 
Poole, Mrs. Louise C. (Ivey T.) 908 Magruder Road, Smithfield, Va 23430 
Porter, Mrs. Lucille W. (H.B.) Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Road 

Durham, NC 27705 
Porter, Mrs. Mary Ann (Paul M.) 20 Grubb St., Hertford, NC 27944 
Potter, Mrs. Marion (W.S.) 620 Chisholm St., Sanford, NC 27330 
Powell, Mrs. Eunice R. (H.P.) 2322 Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609 
Pursley, Mrs. Elva Norton (Forrest W.) P.O.Box 607, Hamlet, NC 28345 

Quigley, Mrs. Annliza James (Horace G.) 8 Harbour West, Rocky Mt., NC 278C 

Regan, Mrs. Margaret (A.C.) 2826 W. Grace St, Apt. 3, Richmond, Va 23221 
Reynolds, Mrs. Doris (Alonzo Lee) 1215 First Ave., N.W., Hickory, NC 28601 
Rhiner, Mrs. Verna (Etheridge M.) Rt.1, Coats, NC 27521 
Rogers, Mrs. Jessie J. (Harry L.) Rt.4, Box 455, Raleigh, NC 27606 
Ruark, Mrs. Sara Elizabeth (Henry G) Apt. 14, Colonial Village, Laurinburg 

NC 28352 
Rush, Mrs. Frances L. (Ephriam A.) Rt. 3, Box 85, Hamlet, NC 28345 
Russell, Mrs. Alta Stone (Leon) P.O. Box 535, Lake Junaluska, NC 2874S 

Salmon, Mrs. Audrey H. (Frank D.) P.O.Box 531, Shallotte, NC 28459 
Shaw, Mrs. Martha Alice (William C.) c/o Rev. S.M. Shaw, 152 Cox Circle, 

Greenville, TN 37743 
Sninkle, Mrs. Maxine B.(R.D.) 407 Avenue D, New Bern, NC 28560 
Smithson, Mrs. Kay M. (Rufus M.) 201 Turner PI., High Point, NC 27262 
Stanford, Mrs. Jo Ann (James C.) 1017 N.Hill Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303 

Tew, Mrs. Clara R. (W. Alton), Methodist Retirement Home, 2616 Erwin Rd. 

Durham, NC 27705 
Thompson, Mrs. Margaret (Arnold C.) 1602 Glendale Av., Durham, NC 27701 


Tilley, Mrs. Beatrice M. (Lester A.) 16 15 Kenbrook Dr., Garner, NC 27529 
Townsend, Mrs. Marguerite (Samuel L.), Box 1547, Laurinburg, NC 28352 
Tyson, Mrs. Julia K. (George H.) P.O.Box 382, Carrboro, NC 27510 

Vale, Mrs. Etolia (Charles E.) 

Vereen, Mrs. Joyce G. (LaFon C), 503W. 32nd St., Lumber-ton, NC 28358 



Wright, Mrs. Iva H. (Carl 
Colorado 80014 

coioraao ouu m 

Wright, Mrs. Viola C. (N.M.) 2009 Wilson St., Durham, NC 27705 
Wright, Mrs. Florence E. (Samuel E.) Box 188, Rocky Mt., NC 27801 



Journal of Proceedings 


SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 1983 

4:00 P.M. 

The Ordination of Deacons Bishop William R. Cannon 

(See Ordination Program) 

The Sermon Bishop Edwin C. Boulton 

North Dakota Area, United Methodist Church 

8:00 P.M. 

The Ordination of Elders Bishop William R. Cannon 

(See Ordination Program) 
The Sermon Bishop Edwin C. Boulton 


Monday, June 6, 1983 
8:30 A.M. 

!h§ Business Sessions will begin with a service of Holy Communion for all 
members of The Annual Conference and visitors, conducted by Bishop William 
R. Cannon and The Cabinet. 

The Prelude "Praise to the Lord" Diane Bish 

Organist for the morning: Laura Davenport 

The Hymn No. 336 "And Are We Yet Alive?" 

The Communion Service - Order No. 832 - Methodist Hymnal 
Brief Recess 


Calling the Conference to Order Bishop William R. Cannon 

Greetings and Welcome Dr. Richard W.Pearce, President 

Methodist College 

The Honorable J. William Hurley, Mayor 
The City of Fayetteville 

Dr. Jack L. Hunter, District Superintendent 
The Rocky Mount District 

Organization of the Conference, 

Roll Call, and Motions of Order L. T. Wilson 

The First Ballot for General Conference Delegates 

Nominations for Annual Conference Committees Richard W. Pearce 

Composite Report of the District Superintendents Barney L. Davidson 

Report of the Conference Lay Leader Richard W. Pearce 

Report of the United Methodist Women Mrs.T. Marvin Vick 

Report of the United Methodist Men J.Allen Norris.Jr. 

Report of the United Methodist Youth Becky Auman 

Report of the Conference Statistician D.D. Traynham 

Report of the Council on Finance and Administration Randolph R. Few 

Report of the Board of Diaconal Ministry Richard J.Williams 

11:30 A.M. (Order of the Day) 

Report of the Board of Pensions Norwood L. Jones 

Recognition of Ministers Who are Retiring Bishop Cannon 

The Hymn 


Mojaalay, June 6, 1983 

Afternoon Session 

1:55 P.M. The Prelude Roger Searles, Organist 

"Two Preludes on Hymn Tunes: "Pisgah/Diadem"" - Kerrick/Bish 

Opening Hymn ana Prayer 

Report of the General Council on Ministries J.Allen Norris.Jr. 

Report of the SEJ Council on Ministries 
Report of the Lake Junaluska Assembly 

Report of the Conference Council on Ministries Ernest R.Porter 

1983 Supplemental Recommendations 

1984 Program Recommendations 
Charter Revisions 

Board of Education Belton Joyner 

Board of Evangelism H. Sidney Huggins.III 

Archives and History Lawrence E. Lugar 

Other Boards and Agency Business 

Miscellaneous Business 

The Hymn 

The Benediction 

Monday , June 6, 1983 
Evening Session 

8:00 P.M, 
Worship. , 

The Sere 

(See Worship Bulletin) 

Biahop L. Beoti Align 

Resident Bishop Charlotte Area 



T uesday , June 2, 1983 

Morning Session 

7:30 A.M. Holy Communion in Hensdale Chapel 

8:55 A.M. The Prelude: "Suite for Organ" - John Stanley 

Organist for the Morning - William Hilderbrandt 

Opening Hymn and Prayer 

The Sermon Bishop Carl J. Sanders 

Cokesbury Report Ms. Sue Henry 

The Conference Council on Ministries (Continued) 
Boards and Agency Business 

Higher Education and Campus Ministries Samuel D. McMillan 

Reports of the College Presidents 

Louisburg College Dr. J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

Methodist College Dr. Richard W. Pearce 

N.C.Wesleyan College Dr. S. Bruce Petteway 

Blackburn Scholarship Fund Samuel H.Brown 

The Black College Fund 

Duke Divinity School Dean Dennis Campbell 

Candler School of Theology 

Duke Endowment Albert F. Fisher 

11:30 A.M. Order of the Day 

Recognition of Chaplains Bishop Cannon 

The Hymn 



Tu esday , June 2, 1983 

Afternoon Session 

1:55 P.M. The Prelude "Prelude in Classic Style" - Gordon Young 
Organist for the Afternoon - Bette Jo Pierce 

Cenftrgnae Council on Ministries (Continued) 

Board of Missions Julia Williams 

Church of The Year Award 
Health and Welfare Robert L. Wallace 

Election of Trustees 

Methodist Home for Children Edward C. Elliott 

Methodist Retirement Home, Inc W. Donald Penley 

Golden Cross Jean Hood 

SEMAR Paul Edwards 

Board of Laity Mrs.T. Marvin Vick 

Lay Person of The Year Award 

Miscellaneous Business 

4:30 P.M. (Order of the Day) 

The Memorial Service L.T. Wilson, Presiding 

(See Memorial Bulletin) 
The Sermon C. Wade Goldston 


Tuesday, June I, 1983 

Evening Session 

8:00 P.M. 

Worship (See Worship Bulletin) 


The Sermon Bishop Robert M. Blackburn 


Wednesday. June 8, 1983 

■Morning Session 

7:30 A.M. Holy Communion in Hensdale Chapel 

8:55 A.M. The Prelude: "Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne" Dietrich Buxtehude 
Organist for the Morning - Jean Ishee 

Opening Hymn and Prayer 

Ine Sermon Bishop Carl J. Sanders 

Business Session 

Conference Council on Ministries (Continued) 

Board of Church and Society Bruce Pate 

Commission on Religion and Race Charles D. Myers 

Commission on the Status and Role of Women Helen G. Crotwell 

The Ethnic Minority Local Church Jimmy F. Cummings 

Board of Ordained Ministry Matters G. Robert McKenzle 

Joint Committee on Disability F.Owen Fitzgerald 

Conference Board of Trustees Clifton W.Everett 

The Hymn 


Wedn esday , Jun e 8, 1283 

Afternoon Session 

1:25 P.M. The Prelude: "Fantasia in G minor" - J. S. Bach 

Organist for the Afternoon - Dorothy Onisko 

Dpening Hymn and Prayer 

The North Carolina Conference Brotherhood J. K. Bostick 

2:00 P.M. Business Session 

Methodist Foundation, Inc S.L. Gulledge, Jr. 

Office of Planned Giving Dr. John K. Bergland 

Insurance Committee Norwood L. Jones 

Commission on Equitable Salaries Grier Garrick 

Committee on District Conference Records 

3oard of Managers, N.C. Pastors' School 

Methodist Board of Publications C . A .Simonton, Jr. 

Methodist Ministers Credit Union C.Maness Mitchell 

Miscellaneous Business 

The Hymn 


Wednesday , June 8,, 1983 
Svening Session 

3:00 P.M (See Worship Bulletin) 

Consecration of Diaconal Ministers 

Sermon Dean Dennis Campbell 


Ibursday, June 9, 1983 

Morning Session 

8:00 A.M. 

The Prelude: "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" _ Johann Ernst Eberlin 
Organist for the Morning - Martha Hill 

The Love Feast 

9:00 A.M. Business Session 

Council on Finance and Administration Randolph R. Few 

Report of Special Committee on Conference Journal L.T. Wilson 

Committee on Episcopacy H.Langill Watson 

Miscellaneous Business 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Thomas A.Collins 

The John Wesley Covenant Service 

Reading of the Appointments Bishop Cannon 

Hymn No. 539 "God Be With You Til We Meet Again" 



(Daily Minutes) 

EXECUTIVE SESSION, Tuesday, May 31, 1983 

Following a prelude Bishop William R. Cannon, Resident Bishep ef th§ 
Raleigh Area, sailed to order the Executive Session of the ministerial 
members of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m., meeting at Saint 
Paul United Methodist Church in Goldsboro. 

Bishop Cannon called for the singing of Hymn 297, "The Church's One 
Foundation." The ministers assembled sang the familiar hymn accompanied by 
organist of trie afternoon, Roger F. Searles, organist of Saint Paul Church. 

bishop Cannon called on Paul Edwards, pastor, to lead in prayer. The 
bisnop called on Charles Michael Smith, Goldsboro District Superintendent, 
to sing. He sang, "God is My Strong Salvation," and "There is a Balm in 
Gileaa." The Bishop expressed appreciation. 

Bishop Cannon introduced the guest preacher for the session, Dr. Guy 
K. hutoherson, District Superintendent of the Macon District in the South 
Georgia Conference. 

Dr. Hutcnerson responded to the introduction, expressed appreciation 
for being a part of the session, and extended special words of appreciation 
for the music. Dr. Hutcherson read from Paul's letter to the Corinthians 
and from the Book of Matthew. He spoke with great fervor and conviction on 
"Faitn, Hope, and Love," vis-a-vis the Church and our task. 

Bishop Cannon thanked Dr. Hutcherson for his marvelous, inspiring and 
challenging sermon ana called on the Conference assembled to sing Hymn 256, 
"Be Thou My Vision." The Conference rose and sang with enthusiasm. 

The Conference was again called to order by Bishop Cannon. 

Passing of Character and Official Administration of the Ministers: 
Bishop Cannon called the name of each District Superintendent in turn and 
the character and official administration of each was passed. The District 
Superintendents then asked that the character and administration of the 
ministers within their districts be approved. This was done. 

Report oX the Board of Ordained Ministry: Bishop Cannon introduced G. 
Robert McKenzie to present the report. McKenzie inquired as to whether 
everyone got a copy of the report. He then recognized the Board of 
Ordained Ministry and spoke words of appreciation for each member of the 
Beard. He expressed special appreciation to Bill Sherman, the coordinator. 

McKenzie directed attention to the report Itself. Hi ealiea fchg 
questions for approval by the Conference. 

McKenzie called Question 20, "Who have received the certificate of 
candidacy for ordained ministry?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 21, "Who have completed the studies for the license as a 
local pastor, but are not now appointed?" was called. (See Condensed 
Minutes. ) 

Question 22a, "Who are approved and appointed as Full Time Local 
Pastors?" was called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 22b was called: "Who are approved and appointed as Part Time 
Local Pastors?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 22c, "Who are approved and appointed as Student Local 
Pastors?" was called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 23a, "Who have been discontinued as Full Time Local Pastors?" 
was called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 23b was called: "Who have been discontinued as Part Time 
Local Pastors?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 23c, "Who have been discontinued as Student Local Pastors?" \ 
was called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 24a, "What ministers in good standing in other Christian 
denominations have been approved under the provisions of Par. 4 19.1 for 
service as pastors of charges?" was called. The answer was, "None." 

Question 24b was called: "What ministers in good standing in other 

Christian denominations have been approved under the provisions of Par. 

419.2 for service .in ecumenical ministries in which The United Methodist 
Church is involved?" The answer was, "None." 

Question 25, "What ordained ministers of Methodist or United Churches 
in other countries, serving as missionaries within the bounds of the Annual 
Conference, are recognized as Associate Members of the Conference under the 
provisions of Par. 419.6?" was called. The answer was "None." 

Question 26, "Who are elected Associate Members?" was called. (See 
Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 2?a was called: "Who are elected as Probationary Members 
under the provisions of Par. 4 15?" Names of the candidates were called ana 
Bisnop Cannon called upon them to stand. All were elected and given a 
round of applause pending their official admission at the Annual Conference 
on Sunday. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 2Tb was called: "Who are elected as Probationary Members 
under the provisions of Par. 4 16.1?" The answer was, "None." 

Question 27c, "Who are elected as Probationary Members under the 
provisions of Par. 416.2?" was called. The answer was, "None." 

Question 28a was called: "Who are continued as Probationary Members 
as students in approved schools of theology?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 28b, "Who are continued as Probationary Members in th§ 
advanced ministerial course of study?" the answer was, "None." 

Question 28c, "Who are continued as Probationary Members as graduates 
of approved schools of theology serving under full-time appointment?" was 
called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 29, "Who have been admitted from other Christian 
denominations (a) as Associate Members and (b) as Probationary Members?" 
was called. The answer was, "None." 

Question 30 was called: "Who are elected as Ministerial Members in 
Full Connection?" The names were called and the, ministers were invited to 
come before the Conference so the entire Conference could see them and 
question them, if they wished. They were then presented to the Conference 
as a group, having been examined individually. (For names see Condeniid 
Minutes. ) 

Question 31, "What Probationary Members, previously discontinued, are 
readmitted?" was called. Two names were read. The ministers w§r§ 
introduced and accepted. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 32a, was called: "Who are readmitted as Associate Members?" 
The answer was, "None." 

Question 32b, "Who are readmitted as Members in Full Connection?" was 
called. One name was read. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 33a was called : "Who are returnea to the effective 
relationship after voluntary retirement as Associate Members?" One name 
was presented. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 33b, "Who are returned to the effective relationship afttr 
voluntary retirement as Members in Full Connection?" was called. The 
answer was, "None. " 

Question 34, "Who have been received by transfer?" was called. Two 
names were read. (See Condensed Minutes.) 


Question 35, was called: "Who are transferred in from other Methodist 
denominations?" The answer was, "None." 

Question 36 was called: "Who have been elected and ordained deacons, 
(a) as Associate Members, and (b) as Probationary Members?" (See Condensed 
Minutes. ) 

Question 37a was called: "Who have been elected and ordained elders as 
theological graduates?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 3 7 b, Who have been elected and ordained elders as 
•Probationary Members previously Associate Members?" was called. The answer 
j was, "None. " 

Question 38 was called: "What ministers, coming from other Christian 
denominations, have had their orders recognized (a) as deacons, and (b) as 
elders?" The answer was, "None." 

Question 39, "Who have been elected or ordained as a courtesy to other 
conferences?" was called. The answer was, "None." 

Question 40 was called: "Who have been transferred out?" The list was 
read for information. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 41, "Who are Discontinued as Probationary Members?" was 
called. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 42, "Who have been granted honorable location this year and 
previously?" was called. The names were read. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 43 was called: "Who have been granted administrative 
location, this year?" "None; previously?" One name was read. (See 
Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 44 was called: "Who had their conference membership 
terminated (a) by withdrawal to unite with another denomination?" (See 
Condensed Minutes.) (b) by surrender of the ministerial office?" (See 
Condensed Minutes.) "(c) by withdrawal under complaints or charges?" None 
"(d) by trial?" None "(e) by involuntary termination?" None. 

Question 45a, "What Associate Members have died during the year?" 
was called. The answer was, "None." 

Question 45b was called: What Probationary Members have died during 
the year?" The answer was, "None." 

Question 45c, "Wnat Members in Full Connection have died during the 
year?" was called. The names were read. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 45d, "What Local Pastors have died during the year?" was 
called. The names were read. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Bishop Cannon noted that memorial service would be held at Annual 

Question 46 was called: "Who are the ministers on Leave of Absence 
and for what number of years consecutively has each held this relation?" 
(See Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 47, "Who are granted sabbatical leave?" was called. The 
answer was, "None." 

Question 48 was called: "What actions have been taken concerning 
disabled ordained ministers and local pastors?" 

(a) "What ordained ministers were granted disablity leave since the 
last Annual Conference?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 

(b) "What oraained ministers have had their disability leave 
terminated since the last conference session?" None. 

(c) "What ordained ministers are granted disability leave at this 
session?" (See Condensed Minutes.) 


(d) "What Local Pastors have been recommended by the Joint Committee 
on Disability for benefits during the ensuing year?" None. 

Question 49 was called: "What Members in Full Connection have been 

(a) Mandatory Retirement (age 70) (See Condensed Minutes.) 

(b) Retirement with Actuarily Reduced Benefits (age 62 or 37 years 
under appointment) (See Condensed Minutes.) 

(c) Early Retirement. None. 

(d) Regular Retirement (age 65 or 40 years under appointment) (See 
Condensed Minutes.) 

Question 50 was called: "What Associate Members have been retired?" 
The answer was, "None." 

Question 51, "What Local Pastors have been retired?" was called. (See 
Condensed Minutes.) 

Miscellaneous Matters: Appointments Beyond the Local Church (Par. 
439. d) Names of those appointed beyond the Local church were presented. 
The required two-thirds vote was given. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Conference Members seeking Less than Full Time Appointments (Par. 
437.2). Names were presented and the Conference granted the required 
two-thirds vote. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Ministers from other Annual Conferences seeking Affiliate Membership 
(Par. 439.4). Names were presented and the required two-thirds vote was 
given. (See Condensed Minutes.) 

Chairman McKenzie announced that this completed the report of the 
Board of Ordained Ministry except for items of business that would be 
called at the regular session of Annual Conference. He moved the adoption 
of the report of its entirety. It was done by the Conference. Bishop 
Cannon expressed appreciation to the Board. 

Bishop Cannon called for other business and announcements. He 
reported that Wade Mullikin had been in the hospital and was m*kln| |88d 

Bishop Cannon stated that he would like to make a few remarks — even 
though the report had been presented and adopted in record time -- he spoke 
to the clergymen with directness and heartfelt concern concerning the 
appointments that had been finalized. He reported 192 changes In 
appointments. Of those, ten received decreases in salary because of the 
exigencies of the times. Of those ten, seven requested it. He indicated 
that the appointments were unusually good overall and that he felt good 
about them and felt that the Cabinet and the ministers that had been 
contacted felt likewise. He indicated that one District Superintendent 
left after meeting the six-year limit and received an appointment. One 
other District Superintendent, who had completed five years, also would 
receive a pastoral appointment. The Bishop stated that he had done the 
best that he could and prayed for the understanding of the Conference. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary Ted Wilson asked for the turning 
In of the attendance records and made appropriate announcements including 
the announcement of certain meetings which would be held following the 
close of the current session. 

Benediction: Bishop Cannon gave the benediction. 

Adjourment: The Conference was adjourned sine die until the following 
Sunday, June 5, 1983, at 4:00 p.m., at Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC. 



At 4:00 p.m. a service for admission of Ministerial Candidates into 
Probationary Conference Membership and for the Ordination of Deaoons waa 
neld in Reeves Auditorium at Methodist College, Fayetteville. Organist for 
the afternoon was Judy Aycock of Haymount United Methodist Church. The 
ligurist was Charles Mercer. Candidates were admitted into Probationary and 
Associate Membership after answering certain questions asked by Blahop 

In preparation for the Ordination of Deacons, Bishop Cannon introduced 
the Ordination Preacher, Bishop Edwin C. Boulton, Resident Bishop North 
Dakota Area. 

The Deacons were examined and duly ordained. 

For list of those received into membership and ordained Deacon see 
Condensed Minutes. (For synopsis of the entire service see North Carolina 
Annual Conference Qrdinatian Services Bulletin, 1983. ) 

FIRST DAY, EVENING SESSION, Sunday, June 5, 1983 

At 8:00 p.m. a service for admission of Ministerial Candidates into 
Full Connection Membership and for the Ordination of Elders was held in 
Reeves Auditorium at Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC. Choral music for 
the evening was provided by the Haymount United Methodist Church Choir 
under the direction of Tony Argo, Diaconal Minister of Music, with Judy 
Aycock, organist. The liturgist was Jack L. Hunter. Candidates for Full 
Conference Membership were askedthe historic Disciplinary questions by 
Bishop Cannon and, after making the appropriate affirmative responses, were 
consecrated by the Bishop. 

In preparation for the Ordination of Elders, Bishop Cannon introduced 
the Ordination Preacher, Bishop Edwin C. Boulton, Resident Bishop North 
Dakota Area. 

The Bishop and Cabinet and other sponsoring Elders proceeded to ordain 
the candidates for Elder. 

For list of those received into Full Membership and ordained Elder see 
Condensed Minutes. (For synopsis of the entire service see North Caro l ina 
Annual Co nference Ordination Servicer. Bulletin, 1SJL3. ) 

SECOND DAY, MORNING SESSION - Monday, June 6, 1983 

Prelude: Organist for the morning session was Laura Davenport, 
Director of Music and Organist, First United Methodist Churoh, Wilson, who 
played "Praise to the Lord," by Diane Bish. 

Sacrament of Holy Communion: The Sacrament of Holy Communion began the 
service for the morning and was provided for all members of the Annual 
Conference and visitors, conducted by Bishop William R. Cannon and the 
Cabinet. Just before the service of Communion Bishop Cannon called for the 
singing of Hymn 336, "And Are We Yet Alive?" the traditional hymn of Annual 
Conferences over the years. The Conference assembled sang with great 
emotion. The Sacrament of Holy Communion then began with Jack L. Hunter 
serving as liturgist and Bishop Cannon being the celebrant. The elements 
were first distributed to all of those who were in turn to serve it to the 
Conference assembled. 

Call for Brief Recess: At the conclusion of the Service of Holy 
Communion Bishop Cannon called upon Conference Secretary Ted Wilson to 
announce a short recess for the purpose of setting the stage for business 
and to allow the lay and clerical members of the Conference to seat 
themselves appropriately and prepare for the balloting that was to come. 
It was so ordered. 

Conference Convened: Bishop William R. Cannon, Resident Bishop of the 
Raleigh Area, called to order the North Carolina Conference of the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church at Methodist 


College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 9:40 a.m. Following the 
singing of Hymn 299, "0 Zion Haste, "Bishop Cannon called upon Ernest R. 
Porter for an opening prayer and urged him to remember Robert Young, who 
was undergoing open heart surgery at Duke Hospital at the time of prayer. 

Introduction: Bishop Cannon presented the Honorable J. William 
Hurley, Mayor of the City of Fayetteville, who was present to bring 

Greetings: Mayor Hurley, a well-known United Methodist, again 
expressed appreciation for the opportunity of welcoming the Conference to 
the city. He alluded to the impending retirement of Dr. Richard Pearce, 
president of Methodist College, and expressed gratitude for the leadership 
that he has brought, not only to the college, but also to the community at 
large. Mayor Hurley gave a brief rundown of what had happened within the 
City of Fayetteville with regard to other conventions and the changes in 
the city which made it an even better place to live and work and enjoy life 
in a godly manner. He joined in asking God's blessings upon the Conference. 

Introduction: Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation for Mayor Hurley's 
remarks and joined the Mayor in expressing gratitude to Dr. Pearce for his 
service and for the entertainment and hospitality that had been offered to 
the Annual Conference so many years. He then presented Dr. Pearce for 
greetings from Methodist College. 

Welcome: Dr. Pearce brought words of welcome on behalf of the 
trustees and staff of the college and again paid tribute to Bill Lowdermilk 
for his long and sincere work in making the Conference and prior 
Conferences a success. He also accorded praise to Mike Safley and Ray 
Gooch. He made remarks concerning the necessity for the saving of energy 
and the adjustment of the air conditioning system. He urged the fast and 
efficient use of the cafeteria and the use of the snack bar, particularly 
at lunch. Pearce made other announcements regarding housing, meal tickets, 
priority service for the tellers at this conference and various other 
items. He asked the understanding of the Conference for any omissions in 
preparation and the indulgence of the Conference for the minor problems 
that might occur during the Conference. Pearce 's remarks were interspgrsad 
with laughter and applause. 

Introduction: Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation to the Rocky Mount 
District for being host to the Conference this year. He alluded to the 
efficiency of the work already done by the people from the Rocky Mount 
District and their help. He recognized Jack L. Hunter to bring greetings 
on behalf of the host district. 

Greetings: Jack L. Hunter expressed appreciation for the hard work of 
those of the district and a sense of priviledge for having the opportunity 
to have this sort of participation in the Annual Conference. 

Organization of the Conference: Bishop Cannon cailod for th§ 
Conference Secretary, Ted Wilson, to present certain motions. Wilson 
requested that the items of organization be voted upon as a body. The 
following motions were read: 

I move that the rules of the conference be those rules printed on 

pages 1 - 8 of the 1982 Journal 

I move that the registration cards signed at the registration tables 

by the lay and clerical members of the Conference be designated and 

declared the official roll of the Conference. 

I move that the main floor and the stage of Reeves Auditorium be the 

Bar of the Conference 

I move that the program as contained in the Conference Program and 

Book of Recommendations 1983 ( as amended by the Bishop) be designated 

ana declared the Official Program of the Conference. 

I move that those persons appearing on the program of the Confgrinflg 

B§ granted the priviledge of the floor. Some of those on the program 

are not members of the conference and this motion will enable them to 

spetk without specific motion for each individual. 

Wilson's motion was seconded. 

Amendment: James Coile moved two amendments to the motions made by 
Secretary Wilson. 


Coile moved that in Section III, we add paragraph 8 and 9 to read, (8) 
the names of persons receiving less than ten votes shall not be reported to 
the Conference; (9) Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be 

It was seconded and adopted. 

Coile moved, that Section V, No. 2, shall read, ... "shall be distributed 
no later than the third night of the Annual Conference. None can be 
considered later than the fourth night of the Conference." It was seconded 
and adopted. 

The last comment concerned the method of counting standing votes. The 
Rules of the Conference were then adopted unanimously. 

Procedures for Balloting for Delegates to General and Jurisdictional 
Conference for 1984: Bishop Cannon called upon Secretary Wilson to bring 
instructions. Wilson requested the cooperation of the Conference. Only 
those with Ballot Books and those wearing black or blue badges would be 
allowed to vote. There would be one ballot per person accepted. The 
ballots would be accepted only within the bar of the Conference and while 
the voter is seated. He gave instructions concerning obtaining a duplicate 
ballot for those accidentally defaced by coming to the Secretary's desk. 
Wilson emphasized using the proper number of the ballot to be taken. He 
also requested that the names be written legibly and that the full name be 
used. Bishop Cannon interjected that the common name by which an 
individual was called suffice and there would not be any technicalities 
called against this. The Bishop asked that we take into account both 
competence and inclusiveness in voting for delegates. He announced that 
this was a Roman ballot and there would be no nominations from the floor. 
Bishop Cannon asked a retired minister, Bill Seawell, to pray for the 
guidance of the Holy Spirit before the first ballot was taken. 

Prayer: Bill Seawell prayed with great fervor and deep sincerity. 

First Lay Ballot: Bishop Cannon gave instructions that the first Lay 
Ballot be taken and that ten names and ten names only were to be written. 

First Clerical Ballot: The first Clerical Ballot was taken and the 
Bishop asked that only ten names be written upon that. 

Closing of Ballot: Bishop Cannon declared the first Clerical and then 
the first Lay Ballot closed. He then called upon Richard Pearce to present 
the nominations for Annual Conference Boards and Agencies. 

Nominations to Conference Boards and Agencies: Richard Pearoe, 
Chairperson of the Committee on Nominations, presented certain nominations 
to Conference Boards and Agencies to replace those who had either 
transferred or resigned for various reasons. Under Council on Finance and 
Administration, James H. Bailey replaces James C.P. Brown. Under Setrd ef 
Higher Education ( 1983) Randall Baker, Greenville District, replaces James 
H. Bailey. Under Board of Evangelism (1983) M. Eugene Tyson, New Bern 
District, replaces J. Neal Salter, Jr. Under Commission on Religion and 
Race, James McCallum was added as member at large. Under Cabinet 
Representatives to Boards and Agencies Charles M. Smith was nominated to 
Health and Welfare and Herman Winberry to Worship. 

Pearce moved the creation of two new positions of Associate Conference 
Lay Leaders under Board of the Laity. It was seconded and passed. 

The nominations were unanimously adopted. Following is a list of all 
the nominations. 


Commission on Archives and History 

Burlington 1983 Mrs. Lillian Cable (replaces Mrs. E.G. Vernon) 
Durham 1983 Mrs. Rhett Chamberlain (replaces G.T.Blackburn II) 
Fayetteville 1983 Guy V.Soule, Jr. (replaces S.E. Young) 
Goldsboro 1983 W.Rickman Pinner (replaces H.W. Pearce) 
New Bern 1983 Mrs. Mary Emma Bizzell (replaces Harold Chartley) 


Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Fayetteville 1983 Paul T .Stallsworth (replaces J. L. Jacobs) 
Goldsboro 1983 James L.Bryan (replaces Mrs. Edith Holloman) 
Sanford 1983 Mrs. Glenn Stevens (replaces Mrs. H. Leatherman) 

Board of Church and Society 

Elizabeth City 


New Bern 




1983 W. Edward Barber (replaces D.D. Jessee) 

1983 Jesse C. Staton, Sr. (replaces F. G. Peterson) 

1983 Bruce D. Taylor (replaces J.C. Staton, Sr. ) 

1983 John H. Dutton, Jr. (replaces D.R. Grissom) 

1983 Walter Joy (replaces Mrs. Mary Bruton) 

1983 Jo-Ann Oulton (replaces J. H. Waldrop) 

Conference Council on Ministries 



Ernest Wendell (replaces W.E.Hammond) 
Mrs. Harold Mann (replaces B.P. Reitzel 


Board of Education 

Elizabeth City 
New Bern 

1983 William Roper (replaces Wilbur Parker) 

1983 Stephen E. Young (replaces W. H. Gattis) 

1983 Maurice E. Nason.Jr. (replaces J.H.Harris. Jr.) 

1983 J. Edward Morrison (replaces Jay E. Clark) 

1983 Francis C. Bradshaw (replaces R.L. Baldridge) 

Commission on Equitable Salaries 

Rocky Mount 

Board of Evangelisr 

1983 Robert L. Wallace (replaces W.M. Ellis) 
1983 R. Harry Jordan (replaces Don Lee Harris) 
1982 James H. Dial (replaces Gary W. Locklear) 

Durham 1983 Jack M. Hunter (replaces R. H. Jordan) 

Fayetteville 1979 H. S. Huggins, III (replaces W. E. Barber) 

New Bern 1983 M. Eugene Tyson (replaces J. Neal Salter, Jr.) 

Raleigh 1983 Leonard F. Doucette (replaces H. S. Huggins, III! 

Rocky Mount 1983 James F. Sutton (replaces Bruce D. Taylor) 

Wilmington 1983 J. Neal Salter, Jr. (replaces J. W. Forbes) 

Council on Finance and Administration 



James H. Bailey (replaces James C.P. Brown) 
Everett Blake (replaces Earle B. Merrill) 

Board of Health and Welfare Ministries 

Durham I98O Carlton F. Hirschi (replaces R. L. Wallace) 

Fayetteville 1983 Paul D. Granger (replaces Jean L. Hood) 

New Bern 1983 Charles L. Pollock (replaces T.B. Supplee) 

Rocky Mount 1983 Jean L. Hood (replaces L.A. Dillman) 

Stnford 1983 William H. Gattis (replaces C.F. Hirschi) 

Board of Higher Education 



New Bern 


Rocky Mount 






Randall Baker (replaces James H. Bailey) 
Roger V. Elliott (replaces R. H. Stark, II) 
Robert C. Redmond (replaces M. L. DeHart) 
Thomas G. Melvin (replaces W. C. Spencer, Jr.) 
William M. Wells, Jr. (replaces R.C. Redmond) 

ioard of the Laity 

At Large 1983 Ms. Linda Harris (replaces Mrs. Pecolia Grove) 

At Large 1983 Mrs. Jean Haislip (replaces Mrs. Ann Stelnert) 

Associate Conference Lay Leaders: 

1983 W. E. Hammond (new position) 

1983 Ms. Dotsy Reynolds (new position) 


Board of Missions 

Fayetteville 1980 Thomas G. Holtsclaw (replaces R. V. Elliott) 

Greenville 1983 H. Charles Davis (replaces Ralph I. Epps) 

Raleigh 1983 Dr. Arturo J. DeLeon (replaces R. W. Ponder, Jr.) 

Rocky Mount 1980 Reginald W. Ponder, Jr. (replaces J.V. Bone) 

Sanford 1983 J. Donald Phillips (replaces T. G. Holtsclaw) 

Ex Officio 1979 Jesse V. Bone (Conference Missionary Secretary) 

Board of Ordained Ministry 

1983 Helen G. Crotwell (replaces M. Randall Baker) 
Committee on Continuing Education 

At Large 1983 Jay E. Clark (replaces T.V. Carter) 
3oard of Pensions 

Clergy 1983 Julian W. Scott (replaces Wilbur I. Jackson) 

Board of Publication, Inc. 

Class of 1983 re-elected, term to expire in 1988: 
1982 Ernest R. Porter 

1980 H. Charles Davis 

Commission on Religion and Race 

Durnam 1978 Charles D. Myers (replaces D.T. Settle) 
Rockingham 1983 Bill James Locklear (replaces Sam Wynn) 
Member At Large James H. McCallum 

Commission on the Status and Role of Women 

Clergy 1983 Hope Morgan Ward (replaces Helen G. Crotwell) 

Lay Man 1983 Charles Woodall (replaces John C. Brooks) 

Lay Woman 1983 Linda Burton (replaces Jean Jerome) 

Prof. Woman 1983 Dorathy Chance (replaces Robbie Barrett) 

3oard of Stewardship 

New Bern 1983 W. Nelson Fulford (replaces C. L. Pollock) 
Raleigh 1983 Mrs. Edith Jackson (replaces Mrs. L. R. Aills) 

Conference Board of Trustees 

Class of 1983 re-elected, term to expire 1986: 

1978 W. D. Sabiston, III 

1979 Robert F. Bundy 
1978 Jerry Lowry 

1981 David Burns 

3oard of Worship 

Fayetteville 1983 Michael H. Elliott (replaces J. E. Harwood) 

Greenville 1983 Susan L. Pate (replaces H. C. Davis) 

New Bern 1983 Don Lee Harris (replaces Nancy R. Best) 

Sanford 1983 P. Mark Nanney (replaces J. E. Morrison) 

Composite Report of the District Superintendents: Bishop Cannon 
presented Barney Davidson, President of the Cabinet, who presented the 
report of all the District Superintendents. (For complete text of the 
report see Journal, Section V.) The report was received with applause and 
9pecial appreciation was given for the visual aspects fo the report. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Silent prayer was called for by Bishop 
Cannon for Jerry Jackson of the New Bern District in the sudden death of 
nis father. It was ordered that the Conference Secretary send appropriate 
expressions from the Conference. 


Report of the Conference Lay Leader: Bishop Cannon called upor 
Richard Pearce for the report. (For complete text of the report see 
Journal, Section V.) 

Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation for the report of Richard Pearce 
and reminded the Conference that Pearce was Lay Leader for the entire 
Southeastern Jurisdiction. The report and comments were accepted with' 

Report of United Methodist Women: Bishop Cannon presented Mrs. T. 
Marvin Vick, Jr., President of United Methodist Women of the North Carolina 
Conference, to make the report. Mrs. Vick described the Annual Meeting of 
United Methodist Women with its more than 575 participants. Specifio 
aspects of the work of women in mission were described. (For complete text! 
of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Cannon recognized James Lee ofi 
Saint Luke's United Methodist Church in Laurinburg. Lee referred to the 
audio-visual presentation in the District Superintendent's Composite' 
Report. He explained the nature of the small room built by his churoh, 
people which had evoked some laughter by the Conference. He explained they 
had a large sanctuary for themselves. A room had been added to a home for 
a handicapped family that to them would be the same as a sanctuary. Bisho; 
Cannon thanked him for his comments and also expressed appreciation for 
Mrs. Vick's report and the marvelous work of the women in raising more than 
$396,000 for the outreach ministries of our Church. 

Call for Order of the Day: Bishop Cannon called for the Order of the 
Day and the report of the Board of Pensions and the recognition of the 
ministers who are retiring. 

Report of the Board of Pensions: Bishop Cannon presented Norwood 
Jones to bring the report. Copies of the report had been distributed and 
Jones called for all who had not received a copy of the 1983 Report to 
hold up their hands and receive a copy. He also called attention to the 
final report of the Pension Funding Crusade which was prepared by Wallace 
H. Kirby. Jones called on W. W. Sherman to present the first part of the 
report. Sherman requested an examination of the report as distributed. 
Report A was presented and Sherman called upon Wallace Kirby to speak to 
the Pension Funding Crusade. Kirby congratulated the Conference on a task 
well done. Report A 4 was moved and adopted by the Conference. Sherman 
read the names of ministers retiring this year and asked that they come to 
the stage and bring with them their wives, if they were in attendance. 
Sections 8 and 9 of the report were moved and adopted. Each retiring 
clergyperson was given an opportunity to speak, and spouses were presented 
orohid corsages as certificates of service were presented to each of the 
retiring minister. All of the ministers were accorded a round of applause 
and invited to be guest of the Board of Pensions at a special luncheon 
following the session. Section 10 and 11 and the entire report of the 
Board of Pension was adopted. Sherman also presented pages 66 and 67 of 
the Conference Program and Recommendations 1983, Board of Pension Report. 
He noted that the recommended rate for 1983-84 would be $164.00 per service 
year compared with the $87.00 per service year rate of five years ago. 
Both reports were adopted in full. Section II on page 68-69 of the 
Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 was moved and adopted. 

Question: Jack Crum inquired as to whether ministers earning higher 
salaries throughout their ministries would received higher benefits. The 
Bishop rules Crum out of order and Crum responded that he felt that all 
pensions should be the same. Bishop Cannon again ruled Crum out of order 
and told him he could discuss this with the Board of Pensions and bring it 
up at a later time. 

Section II was adopted. .Section III, IV and V were moved and adopted. 
Section VI and Report C on pages 71 and 72 were presented as information. 
Norwood Jones presented Report D in answer to a request of the 1982 Annual 
Conferene regarding severance pay. Jones presented the plan and moved 
adoption. Bishop Cannon noted that there were some people to be recognized 
to speak and that the time of adjournment was at hand. Bishop Cannon called 
for announcements. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary, Ted Wilson, made the 
announcements and gave the benediction. 



Following the playing of the prelude, "Two Preludes on Hymn Tunes: 
•Pisgah/Diadem 1 , " by Kerrick/Bish, by organist Roger Searles of Goldsboro, 
Bishop Cannon called the afternoon session of the Annual Conference to 
order with the singing of Hymn 248, "Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus." The 
Bishop called upon Jack Fogleman to lead in the opening prayer. Bishop 
Cannon then requested a return to the report of the Board of Pensions. 

Resumption of Board of Pensions Report: Norwood Jones reported again 
on Report D, "Severance Pay Recommendations," on page 73 of The Conference 
Program and Recommendations 1983. 

Motion: James Coile moved that the Conference "recommit the report to 
the Board of Pensions for further study." It was seconded and Coile spoke 
to his motion, stating that the wording of the recommendation is such that 
it would only apply to a very few people. He also challenged its 
Disciplinary viability and proposed that it might well be found in 
violation of Church law. Jones responded. The Bishop called for a vote 
and the Coile motion passed and Report D. was recommitted. 

Motion: David Harvin moved that "severance pay shall be based on the 
pastor's salary at the time of separation from the Conference. It shall 
consist of six months continued salary." The motion was lost. 

Section D was adopted in principle. 

Motion: Jack Crum made the following motion: "In order to enhance the 
brotherhood of our Conference I move that the North Carolina Conference 
Board of Pensions, working with the General Board of Pensions, revise our 
pension program, if possible and as soon as possible, so that all ministers 
receiving pensions under the new plan will receive an equal pension for an 
equal number of service years." The motion lost and the Bishop stated that 
the entire plan would have to be reconsidered and it has already been 
considered by the entire Conference. Crum appealed to the Judicial 
Council. The Bishop ruled him out of order and the matter was ended. 

Jones moved the entire report of the Board of Pensions as amended and 
it was adopted by the Conference. Bishop Cannon gave Norwood Jones as 
accolade for his work in this matter and the Conference responded with 
thanksgiving for his fine work. 

Council on Finance and Administration: Bishop Cannon presented 
Randolph Few to bring the report. He moved the adoption of Section II, 
pages 59-60 of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. 

Motion: Jerry Jay Juren moved "to amend the Report of the Council on 
Finance and Administration in The Conference Program and Recommendations, 
page 60, Section II, Item 1 (line 6) to read, '$3,600 travel' where it now 
says $2,400.'" Few responded that any amount of travel could be adopted by 
a local church. Juren stated that, unfortunately, the $2,400 figure seemed 
to be a suggestion for the local church. A count vote was called for. The 
vote ended in a tie. Charles M. Smith tried to clarify the issue, because 
he felt that many of the laity did not understand the issue. Few 
responded. Reginald Ponder asked for the floor- to speak. He moved that 
the matter be referred to the Council on Finance and Administration for a 
report back to this Conference. The motion was ruled out of order on the 
grounds that a tie vote indicated that a motion was automatically lost. 

Motion: Rufus Stark moved "that the CFA study the feasibility of 
raising the travel deduction for local church pastors and report back to 
Annual Conference next year." The motion was seconded. Raymond Wittmen of 
the New Hope-Woodland Charge spoke against the Stark motion. The proposal 
to study was referred by the Conference. 

Motion: Wallace Klrby moved the addition of an Item 10 to Section II 
of the CFA report to read, "Out of the Contingency and Reserve Fund, CFA 
consider an annual appropriation to meet human need, similar to the 
appropriations made in 1982 and 1983, and administered by the Conferenoe 
Council on Ministries." Few accepted it for CFA. 

Motion: Ray Sparrow to add the following on page 60, under II (1): 
"that there be a deduction made for each church of $2,000 from the base 


figure as computed above before applying the percentage calculation 
necessary to arrive at the apportionments necessary to raise the proposed 
budget for 1984 and all future years." It was seconded and he spoke to his 
motion. Charles McAdams was asked to respond. Sparrow disagreed. McAdams 
stated that he was not debating. Ponder asked whether this was church or 
charge as part of the motion. The answer was, "church." The Sparrow 
motion failed. 

Section II on page 60 of The Conference Program and Recommendations 
1983, CFA Report was adopted. Sections III and IV on page 61 were moved 
and adopted. 

Report of United Methodist Men: Bishop Cannon called on Dr. Allen 

Norris, Jr., to give the report. He spoke of the increased strength of 

the organization and a most successful year. (For complete text of the 
report see Journal, Section V.) 

Report of the First Clerical Ballot: Bishop Cannon read the results 
of the first Clerical Ballot. Joseph B. Bethea was elected on the first 
ballot. The Bishop read other results of the ballot and then called upon 
Nicholas Grant to offer prayer before the taking of the second Clerical 
Ballot. After his prayer the second Clerical Ballot was ordered. 

Second Clerical Ballot: The second Clerical Ballot was taken. 

Report of United Methodist Youth: Bishop Cannon introduced Becky 
Auman who gave the report. Among other outstanding accomplishments the 
Youth Service Fund was the third largest in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. 
(For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) Becky Auman 
expressed particular appreciation to Mike Safley, Bishop Cannon, and all 
clergy and laypersons who devoted unstintingly of their time to youth work. 
The report was greeted with applause and accepted with appreciation. 

Report of the Conference Statistician: Bishop Cannon called upon D.D. 
Traynham to bring the report. Traynham referred the Conference to the 
report on page 61 of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983, and 
indicated that there would De some changes in the JOURNAL because of 
updates since the publication of this material. (For complete text of the 
report see Journal, Section V.) 

Result of the First Lay Ballot: Allen Norris was elected on the first 

Second Lay Ballot: The second Lay Ballot for nine names was taken 
following prayer by D. D. Traynham. 

Report of the Board of Diaconal Ministry: Bishop Cannon called upon 
Richard Williams to present the report, Williams spoke briefly and alluded 
to material already distributed. He moved the adoption of the report. It 
was adopted. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V. and 
the Condensed Minutes.) The consecration of Diaconal Ministers will take 
place on Wednesday night of the Conference. 

Report of the General Council on Ministries: J. Allen Norris, Jr., 
brought the report for information. (For complete text of the report see 
Journal, Section V. ) 

Report of The Southeastern Jurisdictional Council on Ministries: 
Brooks Little presented the report. He brought greetings from the 
Southeastern Jurisdictional Council office and specifically from Ross 
Freeman. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Report of the Lake Junaluska Assembly: Bishop Cannon asked Dr. Mel 
Harbin to bring the report. Harbin spoke to the record attendance and 
usage of Lake Junaluska and to the capital improvements and renovation 
taking place on the grounds. He encouraged the continued support of all 
eonferences to aid this assembly ground of Methodism. (For complete text 
of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: Ernest R. Porter was 
introduced to provide direction on the overall report. Porter asked the 
Board of Evangelism report come first. He called upon Sid Huggins and 
Charles Bryant to present this information and make certain presentations. 


Highest Gain in Profession of Faith 

Burlington - Front Street 

Durham - Mount Sylvan 

Elizabeth City - First 

Fayetteville - Campground 

Greenville - St. James 

Goldsboro - Westwood Ebenezer 

New Bern - Trinity 

Raleigh - White Plains 

Rockingham - Prospect 

Rocky Mount - Winstead 

Sanford - Jonesboro 

Wilmington - Wesley Memorial 

Highest Gain in Members Per Capita 

Burlington - Amity 

Durham - Parkwood 

Elizabeth City - Outer Banks 

Fayetteville - Hope Mills 

Greenville - Holy Trinity 

Goldsboro - Westwood Ebenezer 

New Bern - Riverside 

Raleigh - North Raleigh 

Rockingham - Cordova 

Rocky Mount - Saint Paul 

Sanford - Southern Pines 

Wilmington - Hampstead 

Highest Net Gain 

Burlington - Cobb Circuit 

Durham - Epworth 

Elizabeth City - Outer Banks 

Fayetteville - Haymount 

Greenville - Jarvis Memorial 

Goldsboro - Centenary 

New Bern - Trinity 

Raleigh - St. Francis 

Rockingham - St. Luke 

Rocky Mount - Englewood 

Sanford - Jonesboro 

Wilmington - Wesley Memorial 

The District with the largest per capita per cent of increase is New Bern. 
The District with the largest net gain in Profession of Faith is Raleigh. 

Approved Evangelists: Tommy Tyson, John Hobbs and John E. Williams 
were asked to come to the stage and their reappointment as Conference 
Evangelist was moved. Bishop Cannon noted that Tommy Tyson had received 
the Philip Award in Evangelism, which was a national award and was of great 
significance as it brought honor, not only upon evangelism itself, but also 
upon our Conference. 


Motion: Michael Hale moved "that beginning with the 1984 Annual 
Conference and thereafter the Conference Statistician and the Board of! 
Evangelism recognize those churches with the highest per capita gain in 
profession of faith rather than those churches with the largest net gain." 
It was seconded. Langill Watson spoke to it and said that he felt that 
the idea was without merit. The Bishop stated that since that had already 
been taken care of in the awards, it was redundant and he ruled the motion 
out of order. 

Motion: Francis Daniel moved that "the Board of Evangelism consider 
every church on its own merit as far as membership is concerned." Sid 
Huggins spoke against it. The motion was seconded and passed, so churches 
will be considered individually rather than on a charge basis. 

Ernest Porter turned to the overall agency reports to the Annual 
Conference and to the booklet that had been passed to the membership of the 
Conference for information and the general report. Porter introduced each 
member of the North Carolina Conference Council on Ministries. Each was 
accorded a round of applause. Porter spoke of James McCallum's illness and 
showed a plague that would presented to him later in the hospital. He 
remarked how McCallum dearly wished he could have been here. Bill Sherman 
was recognized by Porter and was presented a plaque for his five years of 
distinquished service on the Council. Porter referred to the brochure on 
the Telecommunications Ministry which had been handed to each member of the 
Conference and asked for their reaction. He emphasized that this needed to 
be before June 15th, as it would be added to the reactions of other 
Conferences and presented to the General Conference. Porter directed the 
attention of the Conference to The Conference Program and Recommendations 
1983, pages 13-14, Sections I, II and III, and moved their adoption. It 
was seconded. 

Motion: Paul T. Stallsworth moved that the words, " in which various 
points of view will be well represented, " be added to Section I, A, 1, on 
page 13. It was accepted and the items as amended were approved. 

Porter moved Section IV, A, B, C and D for adoption. Miscellaneous 
questions were asked and answered. Section IV was adopted. Section V, 
regarding items for district consideration, was presented. 

Robert Pullman spoke to V, D, 3 on page 21 and stated that it should 
be "district superintendent" rather than "district." The Council accepted 
his suggestion. 

Section VI was moved, seconded and adopted as amended. 

Section VI, regarding programs and procedures for Conference 
authorization, was moved, seconded and adopted. 

Section VII, Policy Statements, was moved, seconded and adopted. 

Porter then turned to Charter changes which had to be approved by the 
Annual Conference and made editorial changes in the Membership section on 
pages 32 and 37. 

Ruth Harper brought the following proposed amendment: 




The Rockingham District Council on Ministries moves to amend the 
Charter of the North Carolina Conference Council on Ministries (page 32 of 
Uifi. Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 ) by inserting the following 
phrase, The Chairperson of each District Council on Ministries;" in line 3 
of the 3rd paragraph after the words "District Superintendent;" so that the 
paragraph will read: 

MEMBERSHIP - The membership of the Annual Conference 
Council on Ministries shall consist of the Presiding Bis- 
hop, the District Superintendents; the Chairperson of each 
District Council on Ministries; representatives of Confer- 
ence agencies as determined by the Conference; The Confer- 
ence Secretary; two representatives of the Conference Youth 

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organization; two representatives (one to be president) of 
the United Methodist Women; the Conference Lay Leader; two 
representatives of the Conference United Methodist Men, and 
one of whom shall be the president or his disignate; two 
young adults; one representative of the United Methodist 
Campus Ministers; one lay person from each district; Members 
of the General Council on Ministries and such additional 
members as the Annual Conference may determine. 

The Rockingham District Council On Ministries 
The Reverend Ruth E. Harper, Chairperson 
The Reverend William M. Presnell, Secretary 
Dr. Joseph B. Bethea, District Superintendent 

The amendment passed. 

Motion: James Coile moved the following: "At the end of the paragraph 

on Membership (page 32) add the following: 'To insure Ethnic Minority 

voting membership, the Council on Ministries shall elect Native American 

and Black persons to serve as at large members of the Council, if there are 
no Native American or no Black voting members on the Council.*" 

The motion was seconded and adopted. 

Motion: Rufus Stark made the following motion: "In the Charter (pages 
36-37) at the end of the paragraphs beginning, 'Membership shall be 
composed of, 'under each age level Council (Children, Youth, Adult and 
Family), add 'a staff member from the Methodist Home for Children.'" 

The motion was adopted. 

The Charter as amended, both editorially and by motion, was adopted. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Tommy Faggart reported through Bishop 
Cannon that Robert Young's operation had been successful and that he had 
come through the serious surgery at Duke Hospital. 

Report of the Second Clerical Ballot: Three were elected: W. W. 
Sherman, Ruth Harper and Reginald Ponder. 

Third Clerical Ballot: The third Clerical Ballot for six names was 
taken after Joseph F. Coble led in prayer. 

Report of the Board of Education: Belton Joyner gave the report. He 
spoke words of concern about the erosion of the property at Camp Don Lee, 
particularly the beach area. He spoke also of the success of Camp Rockfish 
and Camp Chestnut Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reed of Camp Chestnut Ridge were 
presented to the Conference and it was announced that a portion of the 
wilderness area there would be named for them. Their years of service were 
acknowledged with a round of applause by the Conference. Robert Reed was 
given a plaque for meritorious service. He responded with words of 
appreciation to the Conference assembled. (For complete text of the report 
see Journal, Section V.) 

Archives and History: Lawrence Lugar brought the report. He called 
the attention of the Conference to the Workbook on Archives and History for 
the Local Church which had been prepared and distributed. He also 
challenged the Conference to look at the North Carolina map of historical 
Methodist sites in the North Carolina Conference which is a part of the 
Bicentennial Celebration, and was given to each Conference participant 
earlier. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Task Force on Hunger: Robert Mangum brought the report. He alluded 
fee the handout indicating how the $50,000 allocated to the alleviation of 
hunger from our Conference had been expended. (For complete text of the 
report see Journal, Section V.) 

Resolutions and References: Bishop Cannon reviewed the various 
resolutions that had been submitted to be forwarded to the Committee on 
Resolutions and References through the Rules Committee. Having been found 
in order and so directed by the Conference, they were enumerated and 
forwarded to be reported later. 


Announcements: Bishop Cannon called on Secretary Ted Wilson for 

Announcement: Ernest R. Porter brought to the attention of the 

Conference the fact that they were looking for an Associate Director of 

Communications for the North Carolina Conference and stated that he had job 
descriptions available. 

Adjournment: The session was adjourned. 

SECOND DAY, EVENING SESSION, Monday, June 6, 1983 

Following a Hymn Sing from 7:^5-8:00 p.m., Bishop Cannon called the 
session to order for the reading of ballots. 

Result of the Second Lay Ballot: Three were elected: Charles K. 
McAdams, Richard Pearce and Catharine Vick. (Pearce and Vick were tied for 
third place. ) 

Third Lay Ballot: The third Lay Ballot was taken after prayer by the 

Result of Third Clerical Ballot: On the third Clerical Ballot Wallace 
Kirby was elected. 

Fourth Clerical Ballot: After prayer by Bishop Cannon the fourth 
Clerical Ballot was taken. 

Following the prelude by Roger Searles, Organist and Minister of 
Music, Saint Paul Church, Goldsboro, and special music by the Conference 
Bell Choir under the direction of Alan Porter of Hay Street Church, 
Fayetteville, the Conference Choir sang under the direction of William J. 
Weisser, Edenton Street Church, Raleigh. Herman Winberry presided and 
Bishop Cannon introduced the guest minister for the evening, Bishop L. 
Scott Allen of the Charlotte Area who addressed the Conference. 

Result of Fourth Clerical Ballot: Dennis Campbell was elected on the 
fourth Clerical Ballot. 

Fifth Clerical Ballot: The fifth Clerical ballot was taken after 
prayer by John Maides. 

Adjournment: The evening session was adjourned. 

THIRD DAY, MORNING SESSION, Tuesday, June 7, 1983 

7:30 A.M. Sacrament of Holy Communion: The Sacrament of Holy 
Communion was celebrated in Hensdale Chapel at 7:30 a.m., under the 
direction of the Conference Division on Worship. 

Prelude: The morning session opened at 8:55 a.m. with the prelude, 
"Suite for Organ," by John Stanley, played by William Hilderbrandt of 
Henderson, organist for the morning. 

Calling the Conference to Order: Bishop Cannon called the Conference 
to order with the singing of Hymn 135, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." 

Point of Order: One of the Laypersons brought a Point of Order 
regarding the counting of spoiled ballots and the total number of ballots 
cast. Bishop Cannon responded that, while Roberts Rules of Order were 
generally the established procedure, that could be supplanted by a standard 
ppaetioe of Methodism and that was the procedure that we were following. 

Result of the Third Lay Ballot: There was no election. 

Result of the Fifth Clerical Ballot: There was no election. 

Fourth Lay Ballot: The fourth Lay Ballot for six names was taken. 

Sixth Clerical Ballot: The sixth Clerical Ballot for four names was 


Prayer: Bishop Cannon called upon Wade Goldston to offer the Morning 

Prayer and a prayer for consideration in the taking of these important 

Service of Worship: Bishop Cannon called for the singing of Hymn 101, 

"Come, Every Soul By Sin Oppressed." Following the singing of the hymn by 

the Conference assembled Bishop Cannon called upon George Blount to lead in 

Solo: Bishop Cannon called upon Charles M. Smith to sing a solo. He 
sang "Be Thou My Vision." 

Introduction: Bishop Cannon introduced Bishop Carl Sanders of the 

Birmingham Area, reminding the Conference of his many qualifications and 

his long term ties with the North Carolina Conference as a dear friend and 
preacher throughout our Conference on many occasions. 

First Conference Sermon: Bishop Sanders took the thirteenth chapter 
of the Gospel according to St. Matthew as the text for his sermon of the 
morning. Bishop Sanders preached with great fervor. 

Result of the Sixth Clerical Ballot: The sixth Clerical Ballot 
resulted in the election of Belton Joyner. 

Seventh Clerical Ballot: The seventh Clerical Ballot for three names 
was taken after prayer by Bishop Cannon. 

Report of the Committee on Conference Minutes: Robert L. Bame gave 
the report. He announced that the Committee had read the Minutes for the 
Executive Session, the Sunday Sessions and the Morning and Afternoon 
Sessions for Monday and found them to be correct. They were moved and the 
Conference accepted the report. 

Report of the United Methodist Publishing House: Claude Young brought 
the report for the staff as the new editor of Church School Publications. 
He brought an encouraging report concerning sales of both Church School and 
general church literature. He reported the opening of three new Cokesbury 
Stores. Dr. Young alluded to Dr. Bruce Hargrove, Sr., who was a member of 
the General Board of Publications. He then presented Sue Henry, manager of 
the Cokesbury Store in Raleigh, after describing her many honors for 
service. Ms. Henry presented a check to Bishop Cannon in the amount of 
$10,549.00 for the Pension Fund as the share from the Cokesbury Store 
sales. She showed several books including Bishop Cannon's new book, The 
Gospel According to Saint Matthew and Bishop Nolan Harmon's Autobiography 
in his ninetieth year. Bishop Cannon responded with thanks and 
particularly observed the wonderful quality of Bishop Harmon's 

Matters of Courtesy: The oldest member of the Annual Conference, W.C. 
Chadwick, of Centenary Church, New Bern, was asked to stand and was given a 
round of applause. 

Jack Hunter reported greetings received from the Rocky Mountain 
Conference, the Iowa Conference, and the Little Rock Conference. He moved 
that the Conference Secretary send appropriate greetings to these 
Conferences and to all Conferences meeting this week. It was so ordered. 

Report of the Board of Publications: Al Simonton brought the report. 
He expressed his appreciation for the support of the Advocate and for the 
loyal readers and contributors. He brought greetings from the staff. (For 
complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) Simonton called on 
Reginald Ponder to bring the financial considerations as chairman of the 
Finance Committee of the Board of Publications. He referred to page 76 in 
The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. Two plans were offered. 
One was to continue with the 50 issues per year and fund the deficit. !h§ 
other was to drop back to 26 issues per year and do a little less than 
break even. The Council on Finance and Administration has agreed to fund 
the necessary amount dependent upon the adoption of a similar resolution by 
the Western North Carolina Conference. Some discussion followed. Plan One 
was adopted by the North Carolina Annual Conference. Matters on pages 38 
and 39 of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 regarding the 
Advocate were moved and adopted. Simonton received a round of applause for 
his fine work. 


Result of the Seventh Clerical Ballot: The seventh Clerical Ballot 
resulted in no election. 

Eighth Clerical Ballot: The eighth Clerical Ballot for three names 
was taken. 

Report of Higher Education and Campus Ministries: The report was 
presented by Samuel D. McMillan. He called for all the College Presidents 
to join him on the platform. McMillan moved election of College Trustees 
as presented on pages 49-5 1 in The Conference Program and Recommendations 
1983. They were seconded and elected. McMillan recognized Rufus Stark on 
behalf of the Board of Campus Ministries and recognized Richard Pearce, who 
has recently announced his resignation as President of Methodist College. 
A special resolution of tribute was presented to Pearce. (For complete 
text of the report see Journal, Section V.) Bishop Cannon spoke 
complimentary words of appreciation regarding the work of Dr. Pearce, and 
Pearce was accored a rising round of applause by the entire Conference. 
(McMillan's extended remarks are included in Section V of the JOURNAL.) 
McMillan moved acceptance for information of the report in the Agency 
Reports to Annual Conference 1983 - The report was interrupted at this 
point for a report on the Lay Ballot. 

Result of the Fourth Lay Ballot: Ruth Cade was elected. 

Fifth Lay Ballot: The fifth Lay Ballot for five names was taken. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Grier Garrick spoke to the Lay Ballot 
and an alleged survey made of Lay Members of Annual Conference. 

Result of the Eighth Clerical Ballot: Kermit Braswell was elected on 
the eighth Clerical Ballot. 

Ninth Clerical Ballot: The ninth Clerical Ballot for two names was 
taken after prayer by Nick Grant. 

Return to the Report of Higher Education and Campus Ministries: Sam 
McMillan presented Sam Brown to announce Blackburn Scholarship Awards. 
Brown gave thanks for an increased Methodist Student Day offering. Merit 
Scholarships of $500 each (one time) went to Timothy Hackett and Tammy Gaye 
Hults. The Blackburn Scholarship Award winner was Nadine Wadsworth. Miss 
Wadsworth was presented to the Conference by Sam Brown. She addressed the 
Conference, stated her plans to attend Louisburg College and major in 
biology with her career goal to become a research biologist in a hospital. 
Bishop Cannon gave his congratulations and special congratulations to the 
recipient of the Blackburn Award. She was accorded a standing ovations by 
the Conference. 

Call for the Order of the Day: Bishop Cannon called for the Order of 
the Day and asked the chaplains to come to the stage that they might be 
recognized. Each chaplain was recognized and introduced himself and told 
of his area of service. Allen Richardson served as the Master of Ceremonies 
in presenting the chaplains. As each left the stage he was greeted by 
Bishops Cannon and Sanders. 

Motion: James Coile moved that the ballot be postponed until after 
lunch. It was not postponed. 

Result of the Ninth Clerical Ballot: The ninth Clerical Ballot 
resulted in no election. 

Tenth Clerical Ballot: The tenth Clerical Ballot for two names was 

Recess: Bishop Cannon called the Conference to be at recess until 
after the luncheon hour. 

THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Tuesday, June 7, 1983 

Prelude: Organist for the afternoon was Bette Jo Pierce. For the 
prelude she played "Prelude in Classic Style" arranged by Gordon Young. 


Conference Convened: Bishop Cannon reconvened the Conference for the 
afternoon session and called for the singing of Hymn 91, "On Jordan's 
Stormy Banks I Stand." The Bishop asked Cecil Robbins to open the 
afternoon session with prayer. The Bishop mentioned Dr. Robbin's recent 
fiftieth wedding anniversary at The Methodist Retirement Home in Durham and 
his leadership in higher education in eastern North Carolina. 

Extension of Courtesy: Bishop Cannon asked Charles Mercer to escort 

Bishop and Mrs. Robert Blackburn to the stage to receive the recognition of 

the Conference which they had served for so many years. They received a 
round of applause. 

Result of the Fifth Lay Ballot: The fifth Lay Ballot resulted in no 

Sixth Lay Ballot: The sixth Lay Ballot for five names was taken. 

Result of the Tenth Clerical Ballot: Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., was 

Eleventh Clerical Ballot: The eleventh Clerical Ballot for one name 
was taken. 

Introduction of Privilege: Bishop Cannon asked Leonard Doucette to 
present Dr. John Stapleton of Emory University. He addressed the 
Conference briefly. 

Report of The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.: Bishop Cannon allowed 
a change in the order of program to permit Dr. Leo Jenkins, a leader in 
education in North Carolina and a leading Methodist layman, to the report, 
which this year was emphasizing the development of the new Cypress Glen 
Retirement Home and the fund raising that would facilitate its becoming 
another unit of The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. Dr. Jenkins brought 
the report and addressed the Conference assembled. (For complete text of 
the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Resumption of the Order of the Day: Sam McMillan introduced the 
reports of the college presidents. Allen Norris, Jr., brought a report 
from Louisburg College emphasizing the completion of the Third Century 
Campaign. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 
Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation to Norris and asked Tommy Smith to 
come to the stage for special presentation to Norris. The presentation was 
a check for $10,000 to establish a Sanford District Scholarship Fund. 

The Methodist College report was presented by Richard W. Pearce. He 
presented his report effectively, explaining some of the problems involved 
in the past year. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Result on the Eleventh Clerical Ballot: There was no election. 

Twelfth Clerical Ballot: The twelfth Clerical Ballot for one name was 

Motion: Secretary Ted Wilson moved "that all resolutions that have 
come through the Secretary and been passed out on the Conference floor may 
be referred without separate vote." James Coile offered an amendment, 
which was accepted by Wilson, "that the Rules Committee would help with 
referring resolutions to the proper agency or committee." It was adopted. 

Point of Privilege: Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation for the 
ministers' wives who were present with us this afternoon. 

Return to the Reports of the College Presidents: Sam McMillan 
presented S. Bruce Petteway to present the report of North Carolina 
Wesleyan College. Petteway enumerated some of the achievements and 
aooomplishments of the past year and some of the specific needs of the 
college. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Sam McMillan presented Isaac Miller to speak for both Bennett College 
and the Black College Fund. Miller gave a most positive report. (For 
complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Result of the Twelfth Clerical Ballot: The twelfth Clerical Ballot 
resulted in no election. 


Thirteenth Clerical Ballot: The thirteenth Clerical Ballot* for one 
name was taken. 

Announcement: Secretary Wilson made an announcement concerning video 
tape presentations to be shown following the close of the evening servioe 
in the Cokesbury display area. 

Motion: A.D. Byrd, Jr., moved "that the Board of Higher Education 
receive and share with the Annual Conference each year the position and 
enforcement policy regarding the use and possession of alcoholic beverages 
on the campus of each of our Conference colleges." The motion was seconded 

and adopted. 

Report of the Duke Endowment: Bishop Cannon introduced Albert F. 
Fisher to make the report for the Duke Endowment. Fisher read from a 
portion of the report that will appear in Section V of the JOURNAL and then 
made extemporaneous comments regarding the Duke Endowment and the future 

Lay Person of the Year Award: Catharine Vick brought the report and 
indicated that there were 46 nominations. She introduced the members of 
the selection committee. Both pastor and lay leader recognized Mary 
Whanger as the recipient of the Lay Person of the Year Award. She was 
presented with a plague by the Bishop, expressed her appreciation, and 
received a round of applause. Mary Whanger is from Duke Memorial Church in 

Church of the Year Award: Jesse Bone made the presentation. One 
award to the rural church of the year consists of a plaque and a check for 
$200. A similar award goes to urban church of the year. The Rural Church 
of the Year Award went to Shocco Church of the Warren Charge In the Raleigh 
District and was presented by Bishop Cannon. The Urban Church of the Year 
Award went to Jonesboro Church in the Sanford District. The plaque and the 
check were awarded by Bishop Cannon. 

Jesse Bone concluded the report by speaking to the events, special 
needs and gifts that are made. 

Results of the Thirteenth Clerical Ballot: The election of Charles 
Mercer completes the slate of ten. Bishop Cannon spoke to the need now to 
elect eleven Clerical Delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference. 
Secretary Wilson read the certification from the General Conference as to 
the number to be elected: 


I hereby certify that the number of delegates to the 1984 General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences from the North Carolina Conference, based upon 
the requirements of the 1980 DISCIPLINE, are as follows: 

General Conference: 

Ministers to be elected: 10. Lay Persons to be elected: 10. 

Total Delegation: 20. 

Jurisdictional Conference: 
Additional Ministers to be elected : It. 
Additional Lay Persons to be elected: 11. 
Total Delegation: 22. 

Total Delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences: 
Ministers: 21. Lay Persons: 21. Total Delegation: 42. 

Reserve Delegates to Jurisdictional Conference: 
Ministers: 5. Lay Persons: 5. 

Bishop Cannon read the names of the ten who had been elected and 
reminded the clerical members not to write those names. He ca.lledfor the 
Fourteenth Ballot and the first for the Jurisdictional Conference 

Fourteenth Clerical Ballot: The fourteenth Clerical Ballot and first 
for Jurisdictional Conference delegates for eleven names was taken. 


Results of the Sixth Lay Ballot: Margaret Saunders and Wade Pierce 
were elected. 

Seventh Lay Ballot: The seventh Lay Ballot for three names was taken. 
The Bishop called upon Richard Pearce to pray before the taking of the Lay 

The Divinity School of Duke University: Dennis Campbell, Dean of the 

Divinity School, was recognized by Bishop Cannon and the newly elected and 

consecrated dean made a report for the Divinity School. The report was 

received with great appreciation. (For complete text of the report see 
Journal, Section V.) 

Conference Recessed: The Conference was called to recess to prepare 
for the Memorial Service to take place as quickly as possible. 

Conference Reconvened: Bishop Cannon called the Conference to order as 
Secretary Ted Wilson presided over the Memorial Service. 

Memorial Service: The prelude, "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me," and 
"Lord, I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart," by Diane Blsh, was played by 
Bette Jo Pierce, organist of Centenary Church, New Bern. Hymn 48, "How 
Firm a Foundation," was sung. Conference Secretary Ted Wilson read the 
Roll Call of our Honored Dead, ministers and ministers' wives. (For names 
see Condensed Minutes.) W. Junius Neese read from the Scripture, Hebrews 
11:32-40, 12:1-2, which was followed by prayer by Charles M. Smith. 
Barbara Estes, soloist, sang, "Fear Thou Not," by Walter Young. 

The Memorial Address, "I Believe in the Communion of the Saints, " was 
given by Wade Goldston. After the singing of Hymn 151, "Faith of our 
Fathers, "Ted Wilson pronounced the benediction. Mrs. Pearce played as a 
postlude, "Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott," by Helmut Walcha. The 
Conference was then recessed until the evening session. 


Hymn Sing: From 7:45-8:00 p.m. Bruce Pate led the Conference in a Hymn 

Result of the Seventh Lay Ballot: Nelson Gibson and Ann Collins were 

Result of the Fourteenth Clerical Ballot: Vernon Tyson was elected on 
the fourteenth Clerical Ballot. 

Eighth Lay Ballot: The eighth Lay Ballot for one name was taken. 

Fifteenth Clerical Ballot: The fifteenth Clerical Ballot was taken. 

Evening Worship: Paul Tamblyn, Organist at Hay Street Church, 
Fayetteville, played as a prelude, "Chorale and Variations," by Johann 
Pachelbel. Barney Davidson presided over the service. Following the Call 
to Worship and Invocation, Hymn 283, "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," 
was sung. The evening prayer was led by Kermit Braswell. The Offertory 
Anthem, "Crown Him With Many Crowns," arr. John F. Wilson, was sung by the 
Santuary Choir of Hay Street Church under the direction of Alan Porter. 

Bishop Cannon introduced the guest minister, Bishop Robert M. 
Blackburn of the Richmond Area. The choir sang as an anthem, "Jesus Loves 
Me," arr. Doris Nelson. 

Taking his text from Acts 1:6-8, Bishop Blackburn preached on the 
topic, "You Are a Witness." He spoke with his accustomed enthusiasm and 

After the singing of Hymn 166, "Lord Jesus, I Love Thee," the 
benediction was pronounced. The organist played as a postlude, "Allegro 
Vivace from Sonata II," by Felix Mendelssohn. 

Result of the Eighth Lay Ballot: There was no election. 

Ninth Lay Ballot: The ninth Lay Ballot was taken. 


FOURTH DAY, MO'RNING SESSION, Wednesday, June 8, 1983 

Holy Communion: The Sacrament of Holy Communion was celebrated in 
Hensdale Chapel under the direction of the Commission on Worship. 

Prelude: The prelude, "Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne," by Dietrich 
Buxtehude was played by organist of the morning, Jean Ishee of the Music 
Faculty of Methodist College. 

Conference Called to Order: Bishop Cannon called the Conference to 
order and asked that the Conference assembled sing Hymn 207, "Jesus Calls 
Us O'er the Tumult. " 

Result of the Ninth Lay Ballot: John M. Meares was elected on the 
ninth Lay Ballot, completing the ten for the 1984 General Conference of The 
Methodist Church. 

Tenth Lay Ballot: The Bishop addressed the laity before the tenth Lay 
Ballot and called prayerfully their attention to the need for inclusiveness 
of all minorities in the delegation. This would be the first ballot for 
Jurisdictional Conference for eleven names. 

Result of the Fifteenth Clerical Ballot: The fifteenth Clerical 
Ballot resulted in no election. 

Sixteenth Clerical Ballot: The sixteenth Clerical Ballot for ten 
names for Jurisdictional Conference was taken. 

The ballots were taken after prayer by an outstanding layperson of 
this Conference, J. Nelson Gibson, Jr. 

Hymn: Bishop Cannon requested the singing of Hymn 124 , "Ask Ye What 
Great Thing I Know," in preparation for the worship service to come. The 
entire auditorium was filled and the Conference sang with joyous hearts and 
spirits, obviously encouraged by the Holy Spirit. 

Morning Prayer: Bishop Cannon called on James Childs to lead the 
morning prayer. 

Solo: Bishop Cannon introduced Charles Michael Smith to sing "Come, 
Thou Traveler Unknown." The Bishop pointed out that this was written by 
Charles Wesley and was John Wesley's favorite hymn. It was sung at Charles 
Wesley's funeral. 

Second Conference Sermon: Bishop Cannon presented Bishop Carl Sanders 
for the second Conference sermon. Bishop Sanders spoke warm words of 
appreciation for the many friends he had met here in the North Carolina 
Conference and the joy he experienced in being here. He took his text from 
the Books of Exodus and Matthew. His second sermon, as the first, was 
received by the Conference with attention, affection, and deep appreciation 
for its devout and holy content. 

Following the sermon Bishop Cannon expressed the feelings of the 
Conference and himself as he said, "Praise God from whom all blessings 
flow," and asked that the Conference sing the "Doxology." 

Report of the Committee on Conference Minutes: Angus Cameron brought 
the report for the Minutes for the Monday evening session and all the 
sessions on Tuesday. They were approved and moved for adoption. This was 
so ordered by the Conference. 

Division of Health and Welfare Ministries: Bishop Cannon presented 
Robert Wallace to bring the report. Wallace directed the attention of the 
Conference pages 25 and 26 and the listing of the trustees on pages 47-49 
of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. Wallace moved the 
appropriate portions adopted. They were adopted. 

Act of Courtesy: Bishop Cannon recognized Ernest R. Porter for an aet 
of courtesy. Porter brought expressions of praise and a plaque of 
appreciation to Robert Wallace, Chairperson of the Board of Health and 
Welfare Ministries, for outstanding service. The Conference accorded 
Wallace a round of applause. 

Methodist Home for Children: Douglas Byrd was recognized to present 


the report. The program was presented visually with narration. (For 
complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) Following the 
presentation, the Executive Director, Edward C. Elliott, gave a brief 
summary and word of thanks and an expression appreciation for the 
opportunity that he had had for the past four years of working with the 
Methodist Home for Children. He announced that his work there would be 
concluded with the next few weeks. He announced that Rufus H. Stark had 
been elected by the Board of Trustees and appointed by the Bishop as the 
new Executive Director and introduced him and presented him to the 
Conference. Bishop Cannon expressed appreciation for the report and paid 
tribute to the retiring Executive Director. 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.: Robert Wallace presented the 
Executive Director, Donald Penley, to present the annual report. Penley 
gave a detailed and informative report. (For complete text of the report 
see Journal, Section V.) 

SEMAR: Paul Edwards brought the report on behalf of the Southeastern 
Methodist Agency for the Retarded and emphasized its all encompassing work 
throughout Methodism. Edwards elaborated on the work of the agency. 
Edwards also spoke movingly for the need of the Church to be responsive to 
persons with handicapping conditions. 

Golden Cross: Robert Wallace brought the report on the use of Golden 
Cross funds within the Conference. (For complete text of the report see 
Journal, Section V.) 

The report of the Division of Health and Welfare Ministries was 

Motion: Ann Collins made the following motion: "I move that at least 
nine acres of the remainder of the property owned by the Methodist Home for 
Children (encompassing the Vann Building and the cafeteria) at 1001 
Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh be deeded to the North Carolina Annual 
Conference for the purposes determined by the Annual Conference including 
the possibility of a retirement home and a Conference Center — the details 
to be negotiated by Conference Trustees, Trustees of the Methodist Home for 
Children, Trustees of the Methodist Retirement Homes, and the Board of 
Health and Welfare Ministries." It was seconded. Elliott spoke to the 
issue of a Conference Center, and, perhaps, a retirement center, but 
Indicated that the needs of the children also need to be met. He expressed 
concern that the property involved was worth nearly two million dollars, 
which could be used in the future care of children. Raymond Talton of 
Fairmont Church, Raleigh, spoke in favor of the Collins motion because of 
the need for an additional home for the elderly on this particularly 
property. Stanley C. Harrell, representing the Board of Trustees of the 
Home for Children, stated that this had already been deliberated at length 
in many, many meetings. He emphasized this should not be a debate between 
the care of children and the elderly or a matter of priorities. The 
business matter is that the property has been that of the Home for Children 
and the funds are needed for Children's Home ministries. He emphasized 
that this represented the only remaining asset of the Home for Children 
that would produce capital for development in the future. Ernest Porter 
spoke for the Collins motion, emphasizing the need for an immediate study. 

Substitute Motion: Kermit Braswell brought as a substitute to the 
Collins motion the following: "I move that the Annual Conference Board of 
Trustees be empowered to negotiate with the Trustees of the Methodist Home 
for Children to acquire this property making up 8.MQ acres including the 
Monk Chapel, the Administration Building and the cafeteria." The Bishop 
gave the direction to the Conference. 

James Coile spoke expressing a quandry that he felt to determine 
whether he might be able to make some addition to the substitute. Dr. Fred 
Brooks spoke against the Braswell substitute motion and for the Collins 

Amendment: Charles Mercer proposed the following amendement: "and 
that the Conference Trustees report their recommendations to the next 
session of the Annual Conference for action." It was accepted by Braswell. 

Harold Leatherman asked a question regarding whether the motion 
involved extra acreage apart from that which had already been reserved. 


The Bishop inquired as to how the land would be disposed of and it was 
stated that lots 22 and 32 were to be included in the Braswell motion and 
that there was no conflict. 

Worth Lineberger questioned the motion. He spoke in favor of a study 
which would be reported on in a special session of Annua] Conference called 
to hear it. James Coile felt that the Braswell substitute to the Collins 
motion would take care of having the Annual Conference discuss the matter 
before consummation. Langill Watson moved the previous question. It was 
ordered. The Bishop ordered that the Rules of the Conference did not apply 
on tnls vote. The Braswell substitute carried and therefore became the 
main motion. The motion was adopted. 

Bishop Cannon remarked on a called meeting of the Board of Trustees of 
the Home for Children and how a similar resolution to the one the 
Conference just passed was defeated by their Board of Trustees by only 
three votes. 

Announcements: Ted Wilson made announcements. 

Result of the Tenth Lay Ballot: Mollye Brlley and Robby Lowry were 
elected to the Jurisdictional Conference. 

Eleventh Lay Ballot: The eleventh Lay Ballot for Jurisdictional 
Conference for nine names was taken. 

Result of the Sixteenth Clerical Ballot: Simeon Cummings was elected. 

Seventeenth Clerical Ballot: The seventeenth Clerical Ballot for nine 
names was taken. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Jack L. Hunter spoke of Riley Phillips, 
a 95-year-old man who was a member of this Annual Conference and was here. 
Special greetings were extended to him. 

Report of the Board of Church and Society: Bruce Pate presented the 
report and expressed deep appreciation to James McCallum, staff 

representative, for his service over the years. The reports are in The 

Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 plus one included in the 

Conference packet on a blue sheet, "Resolution Concerning the Nuclear Arms 

Race." The Position Papers were discussed. Beginning on page 42 the 
Position Paper on Security and Peace in Central America was presented. 

Amendment: Quinton Covington proposed this amendment: "We also 
condemn the insurgence of any Marxist groups in the historical affairs of 
Central America." This was accepted by the Board of Church and Society. 

Arnold Heafner spoke against the paper. A vote was taken and the 
position paper was defeated. 

The Resolution on Public Utility Rates paper was moved and seconded. 
A delegate spoke against this on the grounds that this was not a proper 
issue for Church and Society and it did not concern Christian Social 
Concerns. Martha Capps of Riverside Church, Elizabeth City, spoke in favor 
of the paper. Another delegate spoke against the paper. James Coile spoke 
for the paper. 

Amendment: Robert B. Brainard, St. Marks Church, Raleigh, offered the 
following amendment: "Delete from page 45 (third and fourth 'Whereas' 
paragraphs) from 'Whereas public electric companies' to 'whereas the use of 
fuel surcharge. . .' ending with 'increased electric company efficiency 
. .' ...Resolution resumes at 'therefore be it resolved...'" The 
paragraphs were deleted. 

T. W. Ellis, First Church, Henderson, spoke in regard to the ideas 
within the resolution but specifically for the policy paper that had been 
distributed several days earlier. The paper on Utility Rates as amended 
was adopted. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Cannon asked the support staff on 
the Methodist Building and the Conference Council on Ministries to stand 


and be recognized. Those present stood and were acknowledged. The 
appreciation of the Conference was expressed to them. 

Announcements: Conference Secretary, Ted Wilson, made announcements. 

Benediction: Bishop Cannon called upon Bill Jeffries for the 

Adjournment: The Bishop adjourned the Conference until 1:25 p.m. 

FOURTH DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Wednesday, June 8, 1983 

Prelude: Dorothy Onisko, organist and choir director of Centenary 
Church, Smithfield, played as the prelude: "Fantasia in G Minor" by J.S. 

Conference Brotherhood: The Conference Brotherhood was called to 
order by James C.P. Brown. After the singing of the first and second 
stanzas of Hymn 207, "Be Not Dismayed," Brown led in prayer. 

Brown explained the work of the North Carolina Conference Brotherhood 
to all the members of Conference in attendance. He called Joe Bostick to 
give a financial report. Bostick called the attention of the Conference to 
page 55 of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. He reported 
that there are approximately 3^5 Beneficiary Members and 300 
Non-Beneficiary Members. 

Motion: Bostick moved that benefits be increased from $3,200 to $3,500 
beginning with the close of Annual Conference. The motion passed. 

James C.P. Brown, who is stepping down as president, called on Sam 
Brown for the report of the Committee on Nominations and Personnel. He 
reported that the vice president, J. Donald Phillips, would move up to 
president and that Murray DeHart was nominated as vice president. As there 
were no nominations from the floor, these were unanimously elected. 

David Grissom and Robert Bundy were elected to the Board of Directors 
for the Class of 1989. James C.P. Brown recognized the new president, 
Donald Phillips, to come to the stage to preside. Brown was given a round 
of applause in appreciation of his two years of service. The meeting was 

2:00 P.M. Business Session Convened: Bishop Cannon called for the 
singing of Hymn 175, "Rescue the Pershing." 

Result of Eleventh Lay Ballot: The eleventh Lay Ballot resulted in 
the election of Becky Auman and Bruce Hargrove. 

Twelfth Lay Ballot: The twelfth Lay Ballot, this for Jurisdictional 
Conference, for seven names was taken. 

Result of the Seventeenth Clerical Ballot: The seventeenth Clerical 
Ballot resulted in two elections, James Coile and Bill Presnell. 

Eighteenth Clerical Ballot: The eighteenth Clerical Ballot for seven 
names for Jurisdictional Conference was taken. 

Afternoon Prayer: Simeon Cummings was called upon to lead in prayer 
by Bishop Cannon. 

Insurance Committee Report: Norwood Jones brought the report. Jones 
referred the Conference to pages 64-65 of The Conference Program and 
Recommendations 1983. Report I, regarding Group Term Life Insurance, was 
adopted. Report II, concerning Blue Cross-Blue Shield Medical Insuranet 
and the increased cost and how the insurance had been placed out for bids, 
was presented. The final recommendation of the Insurance Committee waa for 
PLan 2. Reginald Ponder asked a question. Report II and Plan 2 were 

Point of Personal Privilege: Jones then asked for a Point of Personal 
Privilege to present Bill Sherman the gift of a pen and pencil set in 
appreciation of his work with the Insurance Committee and the Board of 

Pensions. Sherman expressed his appreciation and the Conference accorded 
him a round of applause. This ended the report. 

The Methodist Foundation: Sid Gulledge gave the report of the 
Methodist Foundation. Gulledge referred the Conference to the pamphlet 
concerning the Foundation which had been distributed throughout the 
Conference and urged their consideration of this pamplet in furthering 
understanding of the work of the Foundation. Gulledge gave figures 
concerning the return on investment and the establishment of an Office of 
Planned Giving with John K. Bergland as the first Executive Director of 
Planned Giving for the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist 
Church. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 
Bergland was presented to the Conference by Gulledge and made appropriate 

Board of Laity: Mrs. T. Marvin Vick, Jr., brought the report of the 
Board of Laity and emphasized the work being done across the Conference. 
Mrs. Vick Introduced Dotsy Reynolds as Associate Lay Leader and William E. 
Hammond, also Associate Lay Leader. The report was accepted by the 
Conference and appears in the JOURNAL, Section V. 

Return to the Report of the Board of Church and Society: Bruce Pate 
resumed the rostum to continue the report which was started during the 
morning session. He returned to the Resolution on Drunk Driving on page 45 
of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. He moved that it be 
adopted but changed as affirming what had been done by the Legislature. 

Amendment: John Jay Jansen proposed the following amendment: "Be it 
further resolved that local United Methodist Churches would be open to 
serve as channels for first time offenders on 12-hour community service 
work projects." This was accepted by the Board of Church and Society and 
the resolution was adopted. 

A Resolution on Medical Needs of the Aged and the Poor on page 46 was 
put before the Conference. It was adopted unanimously. 

The Resolution on Tuition Tax Credits was put before the Conference 
with editorial changes to the effect that it would come from the North 
Carolina Annual Conference, not the Board of Church and Society. Frank 
Brooks of Queen Street Church, Kinston, urged the defeat of the resolution. 

A substitute motion was offered by Donald W. Fulford, but it failed 
and the Conference was back on the main motion. 

A question was asked as to what is there about private schools — they 
are so negative that it takes away from the public school system -- and why 
does this paper not address that specifically? The previous question was 
called. The resolution on Tuition and Tax Credits was adopted. 

The Resolution on the Nuclear Arms Race, which was distributed with 

the registration packets, was a paper urging a negotiated freeze of the 

production and deployment of nuclear weapons at present levels and the 

seeking of significant mutual reductions of those present levels. The 
words, "mutually verifiable freeze," were added. 

Amendement: Olin K. Beaty offered this amendment: "Be it resolved 
that the North Carolina Conference of the UMC urge the U.S. Government to 
negotiate with the Soviet Union a bi-lateral reduction of nuclear war heads 
to the lowest possible level." This was sustained by the Board of Church 
and Society and the Conference voted to sustain the acceptance. 

Point of Order: James Coile stated that Committee in accepting that 
substitution, which substantially changed the meaning of the paper, had 
violated Roberts Rules of Oraer. He questioned the advisability of 
allowing this. Bishop Cannon asked if the entire body might accept it 
anyway. The vote was taken and it was affirmative. The resolution was 
adopted as amended. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Dennis Levin moved that a copy of the 

resolution be submitted to the United States delegation at the SALT II 

talks at Geneva immediately. It was so ordered and the Bishop directed the 
Conference Secretary to do so. 


Recommendation from Youth: The following recommendation from the 
youth was presented by Elizabeth Mitchell: 

Because: We feel that the youth are the future leaders of our Church and, 
Because: The amount of youth participation at Annual Conference has been 

lacking and, 
Because: This problem is primarlily due to the fact that many youth are 
involved in final exams and graduation at the time Annual 
Conference is in session, 

We, the youth delegation present this week would like to ask 
for your consideration of the youth's position and we suggest 
Conference be held one week later than it has been previously, to 
insure greater youth participation and representation. 
Bishop Cannon, we realize that in every situation there are 
problems to be encountered; and that in this situation they do 
exist. Specifically - involving the ministers affected by the 
moving process. Our purpose in this recommendation is to ask 
you, the chair, to keep in mind the youth's position, as well as 
that of the laity and clergy. Thank You. 

Elizabeth Mitchell Sara McMillan Matthew Czagas 

Raleigh Cary Burlington 

Commission on Religion and Race: Charles D. Myers brought the report. 
He referred to the Native Americans who demonstrated on Sunday afternoon to 
affirm their support for the appointment of a district superintendent of 
their ethnic group no later than 1984. (For complete text of the report see 
Journal, Section V.) Myers presented the resolution on inclusiveness in 
episcopal elections on page 4 1 of The Conference Program and 
Recommendations 1983. The resolution was moved, seconded and adopted. The 
Report of the Commission on Religion and Race at the top of page 41 was 
also adopted. 

James McCallum was presented a plaque by the Commission on Religion 
and Race to be delivered to him in the hospital along with other honors 
which he has already received at this Annual Conference. 

Point of Privilege: Bishop Cannon recognized Vernon Tyson to come to 
the podium for a point of personal privilege. Tyson, made the following 
motion: "I take great pleasure in making a motion that our Annual 
Conference name the Rev. Dr. Joseph B. Bethea as our favorite son and 
commend him to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference as a nominee for 
the Episcopacy in 1984." The Conference acceded and with grateful hearts 
and much applause and gave Dr. Bethea a rising accolade. For purposes of 
order the Bishop took the vote on the Tyson motion and it was, as expected, 
unanimous . 

Result of the Eighteenth Clerical Ballot: No election. 

Nineteenth Clerical Ballot: The nineteenth Clerical Ballot for seven 
names was taken. 

Commission on the Status and Role of Women: Helen G. Crotwell brought 
the report. She expressed appreciation for the eight years of service that 
she had had on the Commission and appreciation for those who had supported 
the work of the Commission during that time. (For complete text of the 
report see Journal, Section V.) Crotwell referred to the recommendations 
on page 18 and 30 in The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 which 
pertained to matters that had already been adopted by the Conference. She 
also referred to page 16 of the Agency Reports to Annual Conference 1983 • 
The Commission also expressed appreciation to John Brooks of Raleigh for 
his help in working closely with the Commission as a non-paid person. 
Reginald Ponder gave expression of thanks for having worked on the 
Commission for the past five years. He paid tribute to Helen Crotwell fer 
h§r ggteemed service over the years. The Conference gave a standing round 
of applause in appreciation of Helen Crotwell 's service. 

Result of the Twelfth Lay Ballot: Dotsy Reynolds and Robert Frazier 
were elected to Jurisdictional Conference. 

Thirteenth Lay Ballot: The thirteenth Lay Ballot for Jurisdictional 
Conference for five names was taken. 

Privilege Matter: Bishop Cannon announced the death of the wife of 
Freeman Heath on this afternoon and asked the Secretary to send a tribute 
to Margaret Heath and prayers for the family. 

Ethnic Minority Local Church: The report was given by Jimmy Cummings. 
The report is found in Report #8 in the Agency Reports to Annual Conference 
1983. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) Cummings 
presented "A Resolution by the Ethnic Minority Local Church Committee of 
the North Carolina Annual Conference of "The United Methodist Church." The 
resolution was read to the Conference and will be printed in the Conference 
JOURNAL under resolutions. 

Motions: Vernon Tyson moved to have the wording changed to read "a 
minority" person rather than "an ethnic person. James Coile moved that the 
words "or hired" be added in addition to the word "appointed" so that lay 
persons could be included. Both suggestions were accepted by the 

Tommy Smith, chairperson of the Personnel Committee for the Conference 
Council on Ministries, rose to make some comments regarding the strong 
belief that the Personnel Committee had no feelings of lack of 
inclusiveness. He stated that a number of people were employed who were 
not clergypersons. He expressed his appreciation for Coile's suggestion. 
Smith stated that he would continue to work toward the objective that this 
be done with or without the resolution. 

Motion: A. D. Byrd, Jr., moved "that the words that appear in the last 
paragraph twice, 'no later than Annual Conference 1981, 'be deleted." 
Kelly Ingram spoke against the Byrd amendment. Dotsy Reynolds requested 
permission strongly to support the resolution. The Byrd amendment failed. 
The resolution passed, but the words "ethnic minority" remained in it. 

Adolph Dial presented the resolution regarding the Native American 
churches. Dial spoke to the Native American Resolution and to the history 
of the Native American people. The resolution was moved, seconded, and 
adopted. (For complete text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Point of Personal Privilege: Samuel Wynn, who is leaving for a 
special appointment this year for personal reasons, expressed his 
appreciation for the opportunity of working with this committee and for the 
actions taken here today. 

Request: Bishop Cannon asked W.W. Sherman how many Native American 
pastors there were available for appointment in the Conference. Sherman 
replied that there were three and named them. One was leaving, one was 
recently ordained, and Simeon Cummings was one left with the possibility of 
being appointed. The Bishop spoke of the problems involved and spoke of 
the work that was done to try and exceed the requests of these brothers. 
Sherman was asked how many Black pastors there were available for 
appointment. The answer was, "Four." Bishop Cannon spoke with passion 
about what he had been requested and urged to do by the Conference and said 
he felt that his administration had been called into question. He stated 
that he was deeply hurt because he was not prejudiced and was trying to do 
the best he could. He was particularly hurt after this entire Conference 
of more than 212,000 members had endorsed as a favorite son an ethnic 
minority representing only a few thousand members of that particular race. 

Motion: Kelly Ingram moved that the Bishop and the Cabinet continue 
discussion of these issues in the same good faith as they have in the past 
and continue to consider the idealistic intentions of the Conference and 
the ways in which we might get there in making more inclusive appointments. 

Point of Order: Langill Watson stated that the motions "urged" and 
did not "mandate." The Bishop responded that in light of the speeches he 
felt It was mandated. Watson mentioned that a Native American served a 
White church in Durham District for four years but chose to go elsewhere. 
Bill Jeffries rose to a Point of Order. Sam Wood spoke an impassioned plea 
for the Native Americans. 

Point of Order: Kelly Ingram asked for the resolution to be 

Motion: Kelly Ingram made the following motion: "that we ask the 


! Bishop and Cabinet to continue negotiating in the same good faith that has 
; characterized those negotiations in the past looking toward the appointment 
of ethnic minority persons to the district superintendency and the staff of 
! the CCOM." 

Point of Order: Adolph Dial called for a Point of Order and said he 
did not understand Ingram's motion for reconsideration or the reason behlng 
it and again encouraged the Bishop to act in good faith. The Bishop 
stated that he had always acted in good faith and would continue to do so. 
Bishop Cannon stated that he felt that order had been ignored when a small 
group had attempted to pressure appointments rather than seek to operate 
though the open itineracy system. The Bishop called upon Kelly Ingram to 
read his motion once again. He did so. 

Motion: Watson moved that everything that is before us be laid on the 
table until Thursday morning. It was done. 

Result of the Nineteenth Clerical Ballot: No election. 

Twentieth Clerical Ballot: The twentieth Clerical Ballot was taken. 

Announcements: Secretary Ted Wilson made announcements. 

Result of the Thirteenth Lay Ballot: There were two elections. Roy 
Turnage and Tibbie Roberts were elected. 

Fourteenth Lay Ballot: The fourteenth Lay Ballot for three persons 
for Jurisdictional Conference was taken. 

Motion: Carson Wiggins moved "that Clerical Tellers not report 
■ anyone's name with less than 25 votes." It was seconded and adopted. 

Point of Personal Privilege: P. D. Midgett reported that Bill Cupit, 
• a member of the Conference, has terminal cancer is severely ill. He 
, requested that the Conference Secretary send appropriate words of sympathy 
j to the hospital. 

Adjourment: Bishop Cannon called for the adjourment of the Conference 
i until the evening session. 

! FOURTH DAY, EVENING SESSION, Wednesday, June 8, 1983 

Hymn Sing: From 7:45-8:00 p.m. Robert W. Rollins led the Conference 
in a Hymn Sing. 

Ballot Report: Bishop Cannon announced that the Chief Lay Teller, 

Matthew E. Perry, had reported that Carolyn High had 170 votes on the 

thirteenth ballot and thus had been elected on that ballot. Ballot 

fourteen was declared null and void. Therefore the fifteenth Lay Ballot 
would be taken for only two names. 

Fifteenth Lay Ballot: The fifteenth Lay Ballot for two names for 
Jurisdictional Conference was taken. 

Result of the Twentieth Clerical Ballot: Jack L. Hunter was elected. 

Twenty-first Clerical Ballot: The twenty-first Clerical Ballot for 
six names was taken. 

Worship Service: The prelude, "Fugue and Variation," by Cesar Frank, 
was played by Mark Gansor of Jarvis Memorial Church, Greenville. Tommy 
Smith presided over the service. Following the Choral Introlt and the 
Invocation, the Conference sang Hymn 10, "0, For a Thousand Tongues to 
Sing." J. Malloy Owen led the evening prayer. 

Consecration of Dlaconal Ministers: Richard J. Williams, Chairperson 
of the Division of Dlaconal Ministry, presented Ann Marie Glisson for 
consecration as a Dlaconal Minister. Bishop William R. Cannon conducted 
the Service of Consecration. 

The Chancel Choir of Jarvis Memorial Church, Greenville, sang as the 
Offertory Anthem, "And This is Love," by Ken Medema. Bishop Cannon 

introduced the guest minister, Dr. Dennis M. Campbell, Dean of the Divinity 
School and Professor of Theology at Duke University. The choir sang as the 
anthem, "Sing Praises," by Lloyd Pfautsch. 

Dean Campbell took his text from the Gospel according to Saint Luke, 
reached with eloquent clarity and was warmly received by the 

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The congregation sang Hymn 184, "Make Me a Captive, Loi 

Result of the Fifteenth Lay Ballot: There was no electii 

Sixteenth Lay Ballot: The sixteenth Lay Ballot for two names was 

Result of the Twenty-first Clerical Ballot: Rufus Stark and Paul 
Mickey were elected. 

Twenty-second Clerical Ballot: The twenty-second Clerical Ballot for 
four names was taken. 

Bishop Cannon led in prayer for the election. 

Announcements: Secretary Ted Wilson made announcements. 

Benediction: Bishop Cannon pronounced the benediction. 

Postlude: The organist played, "Fugue in E Flat Major," by J.S. Bach. 

FIFTH DAY, MORNING SESSION, Thursday, June 9, 1983 

Prelude: The prelude, "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," by Johann Ernst 
Eberlin, was played by organist for the morning, Martha Hill. 

Annual Conference Love Feast: The Annual Conference Love Feast was 
called to order and given leadership by Chester Andrews. Hymn 224, 
"Blessed Assurance," was sung by those assembled. Bill Seawell then 
expounded on the Scriptures and led in prayer. The congregation sang from 
hymn to hymn and testimonies were given as the traditional bread and water 
were distributed to the participants. The Love Feast is a traditional 
service of Methodism and has continually been observed in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference over the many years of its existence. 

For almost an hour the Love Feast continued with several dozen 
brothers and sisters testifying to their own faith and trust in God and to 
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, giving thanks for the blessings that 
accrued to them in the year and years past. The testimonials were 
Interspersed by songs sung spontaneously as those in the congregation were 

As the Conference Love Feast came to an end with the final 
testimonies, everyone felt a sense of togetherness and the wonder of this 
kind of expression this year as in the past. Bill Seawell closed the Love 

Feast by calling on everone to sing, "Everybody Ought to See Jesus in Me." 

Conference Called to Order: Bishop Cannon called the Conference to 
order. He alluded to the Love Feast of the past hour and asked for the 
privilege of making his own personal testimony. This he did. 

Report of the Sixteenth Lay Ballot: Mildred Fry was elected. 

Report of the Twenty-second Clerical Ballot: Tommy Smith was elected. 

Seventeenth Lay Ballot: The seventeenth Lay Ballot was taken for one 

Twenty-third Clerical Ballot: The twenty-third Clerical Ballot for 
three names was taken. 

Report of the Committee on Conference Minutes: Angus Cameron brought 
the report. The Minutes through the Wednesday evening session have been 
read and approved by the Committee. They were moved and approved by the 
Conference. Cameron asked the Minutes for the remainder of the Conference 

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be approved in advance -- after scrutiny by the Committee. The Conference 
granted that approval. 

Report of the Committee on Resolutions: Thomas A. Collins was 
introduced by Bishop Cannon to give the report of the Committee on 
Resolutions regarding whether they should be approved or disapproved for 
furtherance to the General Conference or considered for other action. 
These resolutions have been circulated throughout the week and some in 
advance of Conference. The resolution on disapproval of the appointment of 
clergy with a homosexual lifestyle was adopted with concurrence. The 
resolution concerning the National and World Council of Churches regarding 
an annual audit of the receipts and expenditures of money be made available 
•to each Annual Conference and its members — concurrence was recommended 
and the resolution was adopted by the Conference. Regarding the resolution 
making the Roman Catholic Bishop's Pastoral Letter on Peace available to 
the Conference for study, the Committee recommended that the document be 
passed to the Board of Church and Society and be made available for study 
through them. It was approved. 

The Rockingham District presented a resolution on Pastoral Evaluation 
requesting new guidelines concerning more flexible functions of the 
evaluation. The motion was to refer to the Board of the Ministry with 
endorsement that it be carefully studied. It was moved and referred. 

The report on Open Itineracy was received. No action was requested 
and therefore It was received for Information. It was done. 

The resolution on Utility Rates was encompassed within the report of 
the Board of Church and Society, and therefore it was recommended that it 
be withdrawn. The Conference so did. 

The resolution concerning Donald Wlldmon and the Federation of Decency 
was recommended for approval without further action. Rick Moser spoke 
against the motion. Quinton Covington spoke for the resolution. 

Motion: James Colle moved the following amendment to the resolution: 
"insert the word 'and' between prayer-cooperation and delete the words "and 
financial assistance of $500.'" Spencer spoke for the amendment. The 
amendment was accepted by the Conference. 

Previous Question Moved: The previous question was moved on all that 
was before us. The resolution as amended was approved. 

The Committee felt that the Resolution on Abortion should be approved 
by the Conference but that the statement in The Conference Program and 
Recommendations 1983 already made this clear enough. The Committee, 
therefore, did not concur with sending it to General Conference. Robert 
Bralnerd spoke against any withdrawal of the motion. Several speeches were 
made approving or disapproving the withdrawal of the resolution. The vote 
was taken and the resolution was withdrawn. 

Result of the Twenty-third Clerical Ballot: There was no election. 

Twenty-fourth Clerical Ballot: The twenty-fourth Clerical Ballot for 
three names was taken. 

Result of the Seventeenth Lay Ballot: Elizabeth Mitchell was elected. 

Motion: Allen Norris moved to suspend the Rules so that on the next 
Lay Ballot the top five be declared the alternates to Jurisdictional 
Conference. It was done. 

Eighteenth Lay Ballot: The eighteenth Lay Ballot for the five 
alternates to Jurisdictional Conference was taken. This would be the final 
Lay Ballot in accordance with the previous motion. 

Return to the Committee on Resolutions: The resolution to discourage 
the State Lottery was presented. It was approved and referred to the North 
Carolina General Assembly. This completed the report. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Charles Myers called for a point of 
personal privilege requesting that greetings be sent to the North Carolina 
Synod of the Lutheran Church in America which is meeting at the present 
time. It was done. 


Conference Council on Communications: Thomas A. Collins brought the 
report and alluded to the brochure which had been distributed earlier. He 
stated that the Committee on Rules wanted to go on record as supporting the 
program, but felt that the funding request was too large. This was simply 
for a matter of record. It was adopted by the Conference. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Catharine Vick asked for permission to 
suspend the Conference Rules to resolve the conflict that arose Wednesday 

Motion: Catharine Vick made the following motion: "that the position 
of Assistant to the Cabinet for the Conference Year 1983-84 be established 
and filled by a Native American on a part time basis and that there be 
established a committee to be named by the Bishop for continuing dialogue 
between the Cabinet and the Native Americans." Rufus Stark spoke in favor 
of seeking solution through connective Open Itineracy appointment program. 
Adolph Dial spoke a work of appreciation, acceptance and reconciliation in 
regard to Mrs. Vick's proposal. 

Call for the Question: The necessary two-thirds vote was received. 
The text was read. The motion carried. 

Previous Question: The previous question was moved and seconded. The 
resolution lost. 

Result of Twenty-fourth Clerical Ballot: Ernest R. Porter, Malloy Owen 
and Helen Crotwell were elected to the Jurisdictional Conference of 1984 
and the clerical slate was completed. 

Motion: Joseph B. Bethea moved "that the five highest vote-getters on 
ballot 2H be declared reserve delegates to the Jurisdictional Conference." 
Those five were Albert Shuler, Thomas A. Collins, Herman S. Winberry, 
Harold Leatherman and Charles M. Smith. It was adopted. 

Announcement: Secretary Ted Wilson made an announcement. He read a 
poem written by Rick Moser concerning the work of Carson Wiggins as 
Chief Clerical Teller. It was received with laughter and appreciation by 
the entire Conference. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Carson Wiggins spoke to the poem which 
was written about him. He expressed appreciation for the poem but most of 
all wanted to express appreciation to all the tellers who had worked so 
hard during this entire Annual Conference. 

Matters Pertaining to the Board of the Ministry: G. Robert McKenzle 
brought the report. He presented the matters for information — most of 
which had been covered in the Executive Session on the Tuesday before the 
beginning of Annual Conference. 

McKenzie brought a motion regarding clergy bankruptcy and the 

insistence that one seeking admission into the Conference In Full 

Connection or as an Associate Member be required to present a financial 

statement and be counseled regarding the handling of financial affairs. 

An amendment was proposed, but was not seconded. 

Amendment: Sam McMillan, Jr., moved "that the words *be required to 
submit a financial statement to the Committee on Call and Disciplined Life 
and' (page A-5) last paragraph of the Ordained Ministry Report, be 
deleted." It was seconded. The resolution as amended was adopted. 

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Members of the Board of Managers for the North Carolina Conference 
jPastors' School were nominated. These were approved. Jimmy R. Tatum spoke 
jas to whether the course requirements for Elder's orders and Full 
'Connection were fully being taught at Duke Divinity School. McKenzie 
answered that they were in consultation with the school toward making this 
Imore realistic. Other corrections to the report were made. 

It was moved that Kenneth Bryan Sexton, Jr., be reinstated for the 
purpose of transfer to another Conference. It was approved. Bishop Cannon 
stated that Sexton would be transferred. 

Maness Mitchell rose to speak to the report and asked that Charles 
•Irvin Umstead, Jr. , be restored until his retirement status could be 
settled. It was ruled a Board of Pensions matter by the Bishop. Norwood 
iJones spoke against the Mitchell motion. Mitchell spoke at length about 
'the Umstead case. 

Previous Question: The previous question was moved by Vernon Tyson. 
The Mitchell motion was sustained. 

Motion: Harvey Estes made a motion regarding study of a uniform 
salary scale for all ministers. The motion was ruled out of order. 

Result of Eighteenth Lay Ballot: The five alternate delegates to 
Jurisdictional Conference were Ernest J. Wendell, Alphonso Henry, Marjorie 
Moore Overman, Mary Whanger and Randolph Few. This completed the elections 
to both the General and Jurisdictional Conferences of 1984 as well as 
alternate delegates for both Lay and Clergy. 

The Lay Tellers were asked to come forward for recognition for their 
fine work. They were accorded a round of applause by the Conference. 

Report of the Joint Committee on Disability: Owen Fitzgerald brought 
the report. This included the names of four new placements on the 
disability section and a continuation of those already there. They were 
moved for adoption. It was so ordered by the Conference. 

Conference Board of Trustees: Margaret Minor gave the report for 
information. It was adopted by the Conference assembled. (For complete 
text of the report see Journal, Section V.) 

Commission on Equitable Salaries: Grier Garrick asked the members of 

the Commission to join him on the stage and presented the report of the 

Commission. The report is contained in The Conference Program and 

Recommendations 1983, pages 56-58, and on a blue sheet which was 
distributed to the Conference as additions to the 1983 report. 

Motion: Kermit Braswell moved "that the Commission on Equitable 
Salaries consider giving the student ministers an increase in salary and 
utilities in January of 1985 equal to one half the percentage increase of 
the equitable salary schedule for salary and utilities of full time 
ministers until such time that the salary and utilities of student 
ministers equals 65 percent of the salary and utilities of full time 
ministers and then from that time forward remain at that ratio." It was 

Amendment: Dennis R. Levin moved "that the last sentence of the 
Braswell motion be amended to read: 'at the point where student salaries 
become 65 percent of the minimum full time salary that they remain at that 
percentage of the minimum full time salary thenceforward.'" It was 
accepted by Braswell and became a part of the motion. 

Amendment: Jimmy R. Tatum moved to amend the Braswell motion at the 
point of the year; i.e., replace 1985 with the year 1984. 

Previous Question: The previous question was moved. The Tatum 
amendment was defeated. The Braswell motion passed. 

Motion: Steve Compton moved "that a study committee be named by the 
Bishop to develop guidelines defining the pastoral responsibilities of a 
student pastor (a student pastor being a part-time pastor meeting the 
criteria for student status as stipulated on page 122 of the 1974 JOURNAL 
of the North Carolina Conference.) The Committee shall report its findings 

1 7 6 

to the 1981 Annual Conference." The motion was adopted. 

Motion: Christian L. Kraatz made the following motion: "We recommend 
that the Parsonage Standards Committee study and then implement ways of 
assisting charges in making their parsonages more energy efficient." It 
was accepted. 

Kraatz presented a matter concerning a policy on vacations. McKenzie 
stated that he would be willing to have a Board of Ordained Ministry study 
the matter. The motion was ruled out of order because of a vacation plan 
set forth in the DISCIPLINE giving the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee 
that privilege. The full report of the Commission on Equitable Salaries 
was adopted by the Conference as amended. 

Recess: The Conference was recessed until the conclusion of the 
luncheon hour. 

FIFTH DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Thursday, June 9, 1983 

Conference Convened: Bishop Cannon called the Conference back into 
session for the conclusion of the 1983 Annual Conference business. He 
announced that the John Wesley Covenant Service planned for the afternoon 
would be postponed until next year. 

District Conference Records: The report was filed. 

Methodist Ministers Credit Union: Bishop Cannon recognized Maness 
Mitchell for the report. Mitchell called D.D. Traynham to the podium and 
gave special recognition to him for his work as Conference Statistician and 
for many, many years of service to the Credit Union. He then discussed the 
nature of his report and the nature of the service work of the Credit 
Union. Traynham was made Director Emeritus of the Credit Union as a 
special honor. Mitchell introduced his son, John, and congratulated him 
for the good work that he was doing with the Credit Union. The rest of the 
report was filed and will appear in Section V of the JOURNAL. 

Board of Managers of the Pastors School and Convocation: Charles M. 
Smith made the report for the Board. The report is in the Agency Reports to 
Annual Conference 1983- 

Reports of the Report of the Council on Finance and Administration: 
Randolph Few brought the remainder of the report found on pages 58 and 59 
of The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983. He was questioned as 
to the way the large amount for world service was spent. Charles McAdams 
came to the polium to answer the question. McAdams was also asked whether 
the funds went directly to the National and World Council of Churches. The 
answer was, "Only the funds raised for the Interdenominational Cooperation 
Fund went directly to the National and World Council of Churches." This 
satisfied the questioner. Dennis Levin asked if the money for the colleges 
was substantial enough to cover the crisis of the colleges. Rufus Stark 
spoke to the issue. The Bishop intervened and stated simply that it was a 
crisis that would continue for many years. Levin turned to Sam McMillan 
who spoke to the year by year need and the hopes the colleges had. He felt 
it would be for a period of about ten years. Levin stated he felt that the 
government bonds being in default for periods of eight to ten years on the 
parts of Methodist and Wesleyan Colleges was unacceptable and should have 
been reported to the Conference from year to year. He expressed his 
concern over this. Sam McMillan stated that there had been a monitoring 
committee which had been keeping a close check on this ever since Wesleyan 
got into trouble and stated that it had been reported each year since that 
time. The Higher Education Committee now continues as a monitoring 

Th§ question was called and the budget was adopted for the ensuing 
year. This completed the work of the Council on Finance and Admlnistratien 
and their report. 

There was a motion to reconsider the report of the Council on Finance 
and Administration. A vote was taken and it was reconsidered. 

Motion: Bob O'Keefe moved, "that section II of the CF&A report be 
amended to change the word 'charge' to 'each local church' each place it 

appears in the original." Charles McAdams responded that this has been 
available for several years and the ability to do it Conference-wide was 
almost totally available. Randolph Few accepted the motion. The report 
was again adopted. 

Motion: James Coile moved that each District Superintendent be 

authorized to appoint 'official visitors' to the 1984 General Conference 

■from among the laypersons and clergypersons within his district. This was 

for the purpose of interpretation and for helpin the Bicentennial 

celebration. It was adopted. 

Motion: J. Allen Norris moved, "that travel expenses and per diem as 

set by the General Conference be paid by the North Carolina Conference for 

the first Lay Reserve Delegate and the first Clergy Reserve Delegate to 

; attend General Conference in Baltimore, Md., and the same procedure apply 

: for the first Lay Reserve Delegate and the first Clergy Reserve Delegate to 

Jurisdictional Conference." It was passed. 

Report of Special Committee on Conference Journal: Secretary Ted 
; Wilson presented the report. He noted that the Ordination and Worship 
■ Books and The Conference Program and Recommendations 1983 were produced 
in the Conference Secretary's office with the help of a word processor 
obtained for that purpose. He proposed that this would be used for the 
JOURNAL and other secretarial office work. He stated that he was aware of 
the print size and the problems involved there. He felt that the savings 
that were affected — nearly one third — were substantive and made the 
slight inconvenience more than worthwhile. In any event, he stated that 
. now noone but the Conference Secretary can be blamed for the mistakes in 
the Conference JOURNAL. He further stated that this would make the 
production and receipt of the JOURNAL much more rapid. Bruce Pate 
requested that the Conference Secretary think of the many people with 
visual difficulties, including the aging, and problems of reading the 
JOURNAL. Malloy Owen expressed his concern with the new format and the 
use of the word processor. Jimmy Tatum spoke in favor of what had been 
done by the Conference Secretary. 

Motion: Dennis Levin made a motion "to have staff salaries of 
multi-staff parishes be listed separately in the Conference JOURNAL." 
James Coile spoke in clarification of the fact that the information was 
provided on General Conference forms that were standardized and could not 
be changed. He suggested that it be defeated on those grounds. The 
previous question was called and it was defeated. 

Report of the Committee on Episcopacy: Bishop Cannon called on Langill 
Watson to bring the report. Watson reaffirmed the effectiveness of the 
work of the Episcopacy in the past year. Watson told a number of anecdotes 
and then alluded to the Bishop's election to give the State of the Church 
Address at General Conference in 1984. Watson listed a number of other 
honors that have been bestowed upon Bishop Cannon during the year. Watson 
oonoluded his report by expressing deep appreciation for the Bishop and for 
his service to our Conference, to the Raleigh Area and to Methodism at 

Point of Personal Privilege: Charles McAdams asked for a Point of 
Personal Privilege to recognize a very active lay person who had served on 
CF&A, and who had rotated off the Council this year, Earl Merrill. He also 
wanted to express appreciation to James C.P. Brown for his fine service. 

Committee on Resolutions and Courtesies: Thomas A. Collins brought 
the report. Collins commented that the work now encompassed so much that 
it was hard to give due recognitions to everyone. He hoped that he had not 
left anyone out. He requested that the report as read be published in the 
Conference JOURNAL. It will appear in Section V. 

Moving Day: Malloy Owen, Secretary of the Cabinet, moved that 

Thursday, June 16, 1983, be the official moving day. Pastors should be eut 

of the parsonage by 12:00 noon and arriving pastors should not move in 

before 1:00 p.m. on moving day. Responsibilities for the new charge begin 
on moving day. This was adopted by the Conference. 

Motion: Langill Watson moved "that as of 1984, after the appointments 
are read, the ministers will go to their new appointment for preaching 
and/or other services." A count vote was taken. The Watson motion passed, 
254 for and 237 against. 


Motion: Donnie Davis moved "that the local charge to which a minister 
is appointed bear the expense of travel, room and meals to the new charge 
and return home for the week end following Annual Conference." The motion 

Miscellaneous Business: Conference Secretary Ted Wilson stated that 
the materials distributed after lunch which answer Questions 16, 17 and 66 
be considered as answers for those Disciplinary Questions and he now 
declared that all Disciplinary Questions are answered by the 1983 Annual 
Conference of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
This was so adopted by the Conference. 

Hymn: Hymn 5, "Come Ye that Love the Lord," was sung by the 
Conference. Charles Bryant was called upon by Bishop Cannon to lead in 
prayer before the reading of the appointments. Bishop Cannon then died 
upon Charles Michael Smith for a solo. He sang Hymn 9, "I'll Praise My 
Maker While I've Breath." 

Reading of the Appointments: Bishop Cannon, as part of the closing of 
Conference, concluded its work by calling Questions 67 and 68, "Where are 
the preachers stationed for the ensuing year?" Bishop Cannon read the 
names of the District Superintendents and changes in appointments beyond 
the local church. The Bishop introduced the District Superintendents first 
and made remarks and exhortations. The Bishop stated that the day was long 
and well spent and therefore he declared that the appointments, instead of 
being read, were as printed and as had been handed to each member of the 
Conference. The changes that needed to be made, were made, and he stated 
that others must not be changed unless there was severe reason. He then 
spoke to the Conference informally, stating various things on his heart and 
in his most gracious manner the courtesies and understandings that he 
wished to express to the Conference. 

Announcements: Ted Wilson, Conference Secretary, made announcements. 

Closing Hymn: The closing Hymn, 306, "God Be With You Till We Meet 
Again, " was sung. 

Benediction: The benediction was given by Bishop William R. Cannon, 
bringing to a close the 1983 Session of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. This was the one hundred 
fifty-eighth session and the third year of the second episcopate of Bishop 
William R. Cannon as Bishop of the Raleigh Area, Southeastern 


The Minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference Held in Fayetteville, 
North Carolina from June 5, 1983, through June 9, 1983. Bishop William R. 
Cannon, Presiding. 
Date When Organized: 1828 Number of This Session: 158 


1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (702.6, 7 15.1): 

Secretary: Leonard Truman Wilson 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7116 

Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Statistician: D. D. Traynham 
Mailing Address: Rt. 2, Box 196 

Rockingham, N.C. 28379 

Treasurer: Charles K. McAdams 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10955 

Raleigh, N.C. 27605 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated (702.1)? No 


3. Bonding and auditing: 

a)What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and 
in what amounts (714, 2508)? 
Conference Treasurer, Staff and Trustees and all others handling 
money, related to the Treasurer's office up to $500,000 each. 

b)Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (713, 2508)? 

4. What conference councils, boards, commissions, and committees have been 
appointed or elected? 

a)Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or 
committes listed: 
( 1) Council on Finance and Administration? Yes 

(2) Council on Ministries? Yes 

(3) Board of Diaconal Ministry? No 

(4) Board of Ordained Ministry? Yes 

(5) Board of Pensions? Yes 

(6) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference? Yes 

(7) Commission on Archives and History? Yes 

(8) Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns?. . .Yes 

(9) Commission on Equitable Salaries? Yes 

( 10) Commission on Religion and Race? Yes 

(11) Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Yes 

( 12) Committee on Investigation? Yes 

( 13) Committee on Episcopacy? Yes 

b)Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is 
responsible for the functions related to each of the following 

(1) Board of Church and Society (719)? Same 

(2) Board of Discipleship (720)? Board of Evangelism, Education, 

Stewardship and Worship 

(3) Board of Global Ministries (721)? Board Of Missions 

(4) Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (722)? Same 

(5) Board of Laity (720.8)? Same 

c)Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district 

( 1) Conference United Methodist Women? Yes 

(2) Conference United Methodist Men? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry? Yes 

(4) District Boards of Church Location and Building? Yes 

(5) Committees on District Superintendency? Yes 

(6) District Committees on Ordained Ministry? Yes 

(7) District Councils on Ministries? Yes 

d)What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been 
appointed or elected in the annual conference? None 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their 
respective records according to the prescribed forms (705.7)? Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? (See report, Sections V & VII) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See report, Sections V & VII) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status 
of the work within their districts? (See report, Section VII of 
Journal. ) 

9. Wnat is the schedule of equitable salaries for pastors (438.3, 935.3)? 

Ministers under full-time appointment: $ 13,800 

(Full Connection, Associate, Probationary, Local Pastor) 

Salary & Utilities (Utilities to be specified by Charge Confsrtne©) 

Student (Local Pastors or Conference Members): $ 9,600 

Salary & Utilities (Utilities to be specified by Charge Conference) 

10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the 
conference to be raised for the support of the district superintendents 
for the ensuing year (710.1a)? $ 470,160 


11. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the 
conference to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit 
programs of the conference (710.1a, 1707)? $ 90*1,948 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference: 

a)For the World Service Fund? $ 622,598 

b)For the Episcopal Fund? $ 130,234 

c)For the General Administration Fund? $ 56,591 

d)For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $ 22,096 

e)For the Ministerial Education Fund? $ 317,835 

f)For the Black College Fund? $ 140,084 

g)For the Missional Priority Fund? $ 96,071 

h)For the Temporary General Aid Fund? $ 20,687 

13. What is the percentage division between World Service and conference 
benevolences for the ensuing fiscal year (710.3d)? 

World Service? 18% Conference Benevolences?. .. .82? 

14. What United Methodist institutions or organizations are approved by the 
conference for pension responsibility (1706.3a(3), 1706. 4g)? None 

15. Conference and district lay leaders (702.8, 736): 

a)Conference lay leader: Name: Dr. Richard W. Pearce 

Mailing Address: Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C. 28301 
b)Associate conference lay leaders: Dr. W.E. Hammond 

Ms. Dotsy Reynolds 
c)District and associate district lay leaders: 

BU- T.F. Bennett; DU- Dr. W. E. Hammond; EC- Charles B. Smith; 

FA- ; GO- Col. Matthew E. Perry, Jr.; GR- O.P. 

Miller, Jr.; NB- Stanley C. Harrell; RA- F. Steven Bryan; RM- 

Robert C. Frazier, Sr.; R0- Ms. Dotsy Reynolds; SA- Roy 

Swarringen; WI- Charles L. Sneeden 

16. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized (267)? None 

b) Merged (2538)? None 

c) Discontinued or abandoned (231, 440.2, 254 1)?. . . .New Bern District- 

Discontinue Oak Grove Church (839-3) on Trent Charge. Membership 
is transferred to Trenton Church and Property put in the hands of 
the Trenton Church Trustees. Rockingham District - Discontinue 
Pleasant Grove Church (1043.3) the Lumberton: Mt. Olive Parish. 
Membership is transferred to Mt. Olive Church Trustees. 

d) Relocated and to what address? None 

e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") 

Wynnewood Park (Raleigh Dist.) to Avent Ferry United Methodist 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United 
Methodist conference(s ) and with what membership (46, 268)?... None 

g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches?. .None 

17. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 

a) District? None 

b) Charge? 

Durham District - Divide Tabernacle-Marrow's Chapel Charge (350.0) 
to make two station charges: (1) Marrow's Chapel (350.2) and 
(2) Tabernacle (350.3) 

Elizabeth City - Divide the Outer Banks Parish (426.1) as follows: 

(1) Kitty Hawk (426.4) to become a station charge. 

(2) Outer Banks Parish (426.1) becomes a two-point charge 
made up of Colington (426.2) and Duck (426.3) Churches. 

Fayetteville - Divide the Mamers Charge (536.0) as follows: (1) 
Union Church (536.4) becomes a station charge. (2) Mamers 
Charge will consist of three churches: Cool Springs 
(536.2), Mount Ariel (536.3), and Woodside (536.5). 

Greenville - Combine Bell Arthur (705.5) and Monk-Walstonburg 
Charge (725.0) — consisting of Monk (725.2) and Walstonburg 
(725.3) Churches — to form a three-point work to be called 
the Bell Arthur Circuit. Take Woodington Church (719.3) 
from Kinston: St. Mark - Woodington (719.0) and place it 
with Wabb Chapel (738.5) to form a two-point work to be 
called Woodington-Webb. Kinston: St. Mark (719.2) will be a 
part-time station charge. 

New Bern - Oak Grove Church (839-3) on the Trenton Charge is 
discontinued. Trenton Charge (839.0) will consist of two 


churches: Maple Grove (839.2) and Trenton (839 . 4) . Realign 
the Beech Gorve (804.0) and Dover (801.3) Charges as 
follows: (1) Take Clarks Church (804.3) and place with Dover 
to form the Dovers-Clarks Charge. (2) Beech Grove Charge 
will be a two-point work, consisting of Beech Grove (804.2) 
and Rhems (804.4). Change the name of the charge to Beech 
Grove-Rhem Charge. Divide the Richlands Circuit (831.0) to 
form two station charges: (1) Beulaville (831.2); (2) Haw 
Branch (831.3). 

Rockingham - Pleasant Grove Church (1043.3) on the Lumberton: Mt. 
Olive Parish is discontinued. The Mt. Olive Parish now 
consists of two churches: Mt. Olive (1019.0) and Millers 
Chapel ( 1004.3). 

Wilmington - Remove Pleasant Grove (1310.2) from the Dublin Charge 
( 1310.0) and place it with Clarkton (1309-3) and Bluefield 
( 1309.2). Churches to form a three-point work to be called 
Clarkton Charge (1309.0). Dublin Charge will be a two-point 
work consisting of Purdie (1310.3) and Singletary (1310.4) 
Churches. Divide the Town Creek Charge (1327.0) as follows: 
(1) Zion Church (1327.3) will become a station charge. (2) 
Shiloh ( 1327.2) will become a part-time station charge. 


18. Are all ministerial members of the conference blameless in their life 
and official administration (703.4, 704.5)? Yes 

19. Who constitute the Conference Committee on Investigation (2623.3)?.... 
Albert Shuler, F. 0. Fitzgerald, H. Fred Davis, J. B. Parvin, K. J. 
Wilson, T. W. Owen, Ben C. Rouse - Reserves: Christian White, B. H. 
Wilson, III 

£0. Who have received the certificate fo candidacy for ordained ministry? 
(404, 405.- Include the names of all candidates for ordained ministry 
who have not completed the studies for the license as a local pastor.) 

This Year: 

BU Luke Bell Frisco City, AL , CC 

Lisa Ann Brown Bu: Emmanuel CC 

Richard Phillip Wilkerson CH : University CC 

DU Randy Coy Blanchard Du: Asbury CC 

Neil Anthony Bradley Barbourville, Ky, CC 

Scott Medlock South Bend, IN: Grace CC 

Leslie Montford Marsicano 

Edward Powell Osteen, Jr. 

Cheryl Somers-Ingersol 

Camille Ogle Yorkey 
EC none 
FA Charles Allen Admire 

Howard Emory Anderson, III 

Joseph Wade Weeks 
GO none 
GR none 

NB Edwin Alan Rose Havelock: Cherry Point CC 

James Bell Ward New Bern: Riverside CC 

RA Eddie Jo Jarrett Ra: Saint Marks CC 

Barbara Ann McClure Hollands CC 

Mark Carroll Mooney Baltimore, MD : Beechfield CC 

Timothy Wayne Snyder Ra: Longview CC 

Kevin Paul Stroop Macon CC 

John Robert Woodard, Jr. Ra: Asbury CC 

RO Eldrick Ray Davis Laurinburg: Galilee CC 

Edith Lee Gleaves Maxton: Saint George CC 

James Willie Malloy, Jr. Philadelphia-Cool Springs CC 

RM Richard Thomas Clayton Wilson: First CC 

SA Charles Lawrence Downing Pittsboro Circuit CC 

Rickie G. Wilkie Bonlee CC 
WI Wilbur Christopher Aydlett, Jr. Wi: Epworth CC 

Roger A. Blaisdell Southport: Trinity CC 

John Talbert Madison, Jr. Shallotte: Camp CC 

Carolyn Reed Smith Bladen CC 



Epworth CC 


Bethany CC 


Epworth CC 


Aldersgate CC 


ts CC 


John Wesley CC 


nton: Grace CC 

Reinstated - 

GR Terry Lee Shackleford 

NB William Henry Adkins 

SA Vernon Weaver Brown, III 

Donald Earl Burns, Jr. 

William Thomas Smith 
Renewed - 

BU Donna Susan Moore 
DU Carol D. Ayers 

Casimir Kay Brown 

Mary Wilder Cartwright 

Edwin Rhett Chamberlain 

William Kenneth Mitchell, Jr. 

Marilyn Koeppen Shipman 

Norma Jean Walters 
EC Laura Bowen Waters 
FA Christian Laube Kraatz, Jr. 
GO none 

GR Barbara Lynn Tucker 
NB Robert Strong Shields 

Paul Cushman Stark 
RA Mary Alene Clive 
RO Phillip Wayne Park 

Brenda Elaine Thomas 
RM none 
SA none 
WI none 
Discontinued - 
DU Phillip Fowler Ryals 

Wesley CC 
Beulaville CC 
Sa: Jonesboro CC 
Robbins: Tabernacle CC 
Siler City: West End CC 

Burlington Circuit CC 

Du: Trinity CC 

Du: Asbury Temple CC 

Du: Glendale Heights CC 

Du: Parkwood CC 

Du: Mount Sylvan CC 

Du: Aldersgate CC 

Rougemont CC 

Tyrrell CC 

Fa: Johnson Memorial CC 

Gr: Jarvis Memorial CC 
NB: Trinity CC 
Morehead City: First CC 
Cary: White Plains CC 
Hamlet: Fellowship CC 
Norman CC 

Du: Bethany CC 

21. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, but 
are not now appointed? (407.- Indicate for each person the number of 
years since the license was awarded.): 

Du- Leslis Montford Marsicano, Fa- James Lee Jacobs, Ra- Thomas Michael 
Hollis, Bess Gibbs Hunnings, Eddie Jo Jarrett, Paul Jones Johnson, III, 
Ro- Annie L. Allen, Lucille Barnes Anderson 

22. Who are approved and appointed as : (indicate for each 
number of years since the license was awarded - 408.2) 

person the 

a. Full Time Local Pastors? [par. 409.1] 


BU Wade William Crabtree 
David Pearson Sparrow 

DU Michael G. Cartwright 
Lawrence E. Johnson 

EC Gordon Talmadge Hanford 
Lawrence Clayton Higgins 

FA James Edward Malloy, Jr. 

GO Leon Lewis, Jr. 

GR Riley Vance Hardison, Jr. 
Jesse Cloman Staton, Jr. 

NB Richard Joseph Derreth 
Herbert Franklin Home 
Roger Neal Mayes 
Foster Lee Reynolds 
John Robert Woodard, Jr. 

RA Aydlett James Eure, Jr. 
John Martin Bowman 

RO Robert Lee Carpenter, Jr. 
Jimmy Floyd Cummings 
Ester Maxwell McNair 

RM Richard Thomas Clayton 
John Marshall Crowe 
Charles John Robl, III 

SA Jefferson Woodrow Davis 

WI Roger A. Blaisdell 
Charles John Hause 
Robert Houston Hargrove 
William Robert King 
John Rodney Lane, Jr. 
John Talbert Madison, Jr. 

Course of Study 



Basic I 










Completed ( 


First Year 










Second Year 


















Completed ' 






Third Year 








Second Year 




Fourth Year 



Three Years 


Charles Everette Price, Jr. 
Tracie Varnum 



Part Time Local Pastors? [Par. 409.2] 


Clifton Mosley LeCornu 
Charles R. Pittman, Jr. 
Joseph Wade Weeks 
Raymond Gardner Gurley 
Linwood Sutton Jones 
Thad Clifton West, Jr. 
Wilbur Cunninggim Ormond, 
Daniel Paul Powers 
Jere Alton Rouse 
Terry Lee Shackleford 
Douglas Richard Woodworth 
William Henry Adkins 
Frederick Fairbanks 
George F. Cribb 
David Edward Lupton 
Billie Fallon Melvin, Jr. 
Donald Blaine Strong 
Mark Carroll Mooney 
Thomas Benjamin Bacote 
Donald Martin Dawkins 
Robert Anthony Fairley 
Emma Ruth McLean 
Henry Groves Barnes 
Leroy Spells 
Carolyn Reed Smith 

c. Student Local Pastors? [Par. 409. 4] 

BU Luke Bell 

Gerald D. Collins 

Tommy Lewis Evans 

Zollie M. Ferrell, Jr. 

James C. Glass 

H. Paul Hite, Jr. 

Samuel White Loy 

Robert Sadler 

Roy Michael Sykes 
DU Richard Willard Andrews 

Randy Coy Blanchard 

Neil Anthony Bradley 

Scott Medlock 

Terry Alan Robertson 

William Arthur Warren, Jr. 
EC none 
FA Howard Emory Anderson, III 

Charles Kris McPherson 
GO Glenn Eldridge Mason 

Terry Lee Rowland 

Ronald James Snider 

Angelo Troy 
GR Jeffrey Preston Downin 

Kenneth Earl Harp 

Stephen Phillippi 

Wilson Berry Rogers 
NB Edwin Alan Rose 

James Bell Ward 
RA Charles Randall Cooper 

Kevin Paul Stroop 

Jonathan Eric Strother 

Michael Gauker Warning 

James White 

David A. Wyant 
RO Eldrick Ray Davis 





















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Second Year 













First Year 

Fourth Year 

Completed One Year 






















Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Southeastern Seminary 
Atlantic Christian Col 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
East Carolina Univ. 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity Soheel 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 
Duke Divinity School 

Kenneth Locklear 
David 0. Malloy 

RM Jesse Virgil Bone, Jr. 
Milton Bailey Collier, 
Barry Maxville White 

SA Mike Amory 

Clint James Church 
James H. Eastin 
Titus Locklear 
Jeffrey J. Marshall 
Charles Scott Parsons 
William Thomas Smith 
William F. Williams 

WI Wilbur Christopher Aydl 
John A. Campbell 


1982 Pembroke State Univ. 

1981 Pembroke State Univ. 

1982 Duke Divinity School 

1981 UNC - Chapel Hill 

1982 Duke Divinity School 

1983 Duke Divinity School 

1982 Duke Divinity School 

1983 Duke Divinity School 

1982 Southeastern Seminary 

1983 Duke Divinity School 
1983 Duke Divinity School 
1983 UNC - Chapel Hill 
1977 Duke Divinity School 
1983 UNC - Wilmington 
1981 Pembroke State Univ. 

d. Students of other denominations in a school theology listed by the 
University Senate serving as local pastors (108.7)? None 

23. Who have been discontinued as (110.1): 

a. Full-time Local Pastors? 

DU Robert Coleman Horton (5/31/83) 
GR Michael Franklin Barker (2/28/83) 
William Peter Cerny (5/31/83) 

b. Part Time Local Pastors? 

FA James Lee Jacobs (11/08/82) 

GR Michael Franklin Barker (5/31/83) 

WI James Franklin Wilkerson (10/31/82) 

c. Student Local Pastors? 

BU Kevin Roshell Turner (5/31/83) 
DU William Joseph Oakley (5/31/83) 
RA Edwin Minter Childress (5/31/83) 
RM Ricky Darrell Fite (5/31/83) 
SA Larry D. Murphy (5/31/83) 

John Richard Thompson (5/31/83) 

24. What ministers in good standing in other Christian denominations have 
been approved: 

a. Under the provisions of 4 19.1 for service as pastors of charges? 


b. Under the provisions of 419.2 for service in ecumenical ministries 
in which The United Methodist Church is involved? None 

25. What ordained ministers of Methodist or United Churches in other 
countries, serving as missionaries within the bounds of this Annual 
Conference, are recognized as associate members of the conference under 
the provisions of (419.6)? None 

26. Who are elected Associate Members (420)? (List alphabetically) 

Maurice Lew Lancaster (Wilmington District) — Licensed, 1977. 

Completed Five Year Course of Study. B.A.S., Methodist College. Full 

Time Local Pastor for four years. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born 
February 5, 1933. Married, two children. 

27. Who are elected as Probationary Members? 
a. Under the provisions of Par. 4 15: 
FRANK BRUCE ALLEN (Raleigh Distric 
Completed 70 hours at Southeastern 
Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born J 
SUSAN LUTZ ALLRED (Burlington Dis 
College. Completed fifteen units at 
for Deacon's Orders. Born June 14, 1 
JESSE BRUNSON (Rockingham Distri 
Presbyterian College. Completed tw 
School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders 
Married, two children. 
JERRY WAYNE CRIBB (Rockingham Distric 
Completed twelve units at Duke Div 
Deacon's Orders. Born May 27, 1952. 
Completed 46 hours at Candler School 
Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born J 
EDGAR GEORGE ELKINS (Durham District) 

t) — B.A., Asbury College. 
Baptist Theological Seminary, 
uly 1, 1956. Married. 
trict) — A.B., Greensboro 
Duke Divinity School. Eligible 
938. Married, two children, 
ct)-- B.A., Saint Andrews 
elve units at Duke Divinity 
Born December 22, 1950. 

t) -- B.A., Methodist College, 
inity School. Eligible for 

t) — B.A., Duke University. 
of Theology, Emory University, 
anuary 15, 1959. Single. 

— B.A.S., Methodist College. 


Completed twelve units at Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacons 

Orders. Born September 14, 1953- Married, one child. 

GAYLE CARLTON FELTON (Rocky Mount District) — B.A., North Carolina 

Wesleyan College. M. Div. , Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. Born March 24, 1942. Divorced, two children. 

DAVID HENRY FRANCIS (Sanford District) — B.S., Atlantic Christian 

College. Completed eighteen units at Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born March 22, 1952. Married. 

RICHARD BURKE HAVERLY, JR. (Durham District) — A. B., Duke 

University. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. Born June 23, 1957. Single. 

GREGORY ALLEN HOWARD (Fayetteville District) — B.S., Methodist 

•College. M. Div., United Theological Seminary. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. Born February 1, 1958. Married. 

DAVID EARL HUNT (Rockingham District) — B.A., North Carolina State 

University. Completed fifteen units at Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born December 18, 1947. Married, two 


JAMES RICHARD HUSKINS (Durham District) — B.A., North Carolina 

Wesleyan College. Completed twelve units at Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born January 7, 1942. Married, two 


JERRY LOWRY (Rockingham District) -- B.A., Pembroke State 

University. Completed twelve units at Duke Divinity School. 

Elibible for Deacon's Orders. Born October 31, 1948. Married, two 


ANDREW MURDOCK MARSHALL (Sanford District) — B.A., University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington. Completed twelve units at Duke 

Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born February 16, 

1954. Married. 

DAVID SARGENT ADAMS (Rocky Mount District) -- B.S. North Carolina 

State University. M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. Born November 30, 1953. Married, one child. 

ELLEN HOPE METCALF (Sanford District) -- B. A., University of North 

Carolina at Charlotte. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. Born July 3, 1955. Single. 

CHARLES BRUCE OWENS (Rocky Mount District) -- A. B., Catawba 

College. M. Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born July 23, 1950. Married, three 


JACK RUSSELL RADFORD (Raleigh District) — B. A., North Carolina 

State University. Completed sixteen units at Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born October 31, 1955. Married. 

JEFFREY CLARKE ROSE (Elizabeth City District) — B.A., Old Dominion 

University. M. Div., Oral Roberts University School of Theology. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born February 21, 1951. Single. 

THOMAS LYNN SWEELEY (Wilmington District) — B.A., Methodist 

College. M. Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. Born August 9, 1958. Single. 

JOHN ALBERT TROTTER (Burlington District) — B.M., Greensboro 

College. Completed twelve units at Duke Divinity School. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. Born March 2, 1948. Married, two children. 

KAREN HIRSCHI WHITAKER (Fayetteville District) — A. B., High Point 

College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. Born April 26, 1957. Married. 

SUSANNA LYNN WILLIAMS (Fayetteville District) — B.A., North 

Carolina Wesleyan College. M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. Born November 8, 1957. Single. 

b. Under the provisions of Par. 416.1? None 

c. Under the provisions of Par. 416.2? None 

Who are continued as Probationary Members, what progress have they made 
in their ministerial studies, and in what year were thay admitted to 
Probationary Membership (4 17, 424): 
a. As students in approved schools of theology? (417(1). 

Arnold Gene Cobb, Jr., Glenn Bates Everett, Robert Carl Frazier, 
Jr., Alvester Ivey Gales, Sherwood Auburn Godwin, Susan Lynn Harsh, 
John Jay Jansen, James Earl McLendon, James Lewis Reavis, Jr. , 
Bobby Eugene Smith, Cheryl Jones Smith, Jimmy Ray Tatum, William 

Clayton Townsend, Jr., John Horton Tyson. 

In the advanced ministerial course of study? (417(2) None 

Graduates of approved schools of theology serving under full-tii 

annm"n<-monf9 (llOilt 1 "1 • 

appointment? (424(1) 


Robert Edward Bergland, William Alton Boykin, Rex Eugene Brooks, 
Eugene Thomas Bruton, Simeon Dufrene Cummings, Shelley Abbey 
Fogleman, Dennis Edward Fox, Jacqueline Jenkins Gardner, Otto Carl 
Henry Hardt, Timothy James Hazen, Suzanna Ross Helms, David Omar 
Jenkins, Glenda Noble Johnson, Jerry Dean Lewis, Charles William 
Luckeydoo, Phillip Mark Nanney, Charles Hazel Nicholson, Jr., Roger 
Davidson Paxton, Leon Jackson Pernell, Robert William Rollins, Jr., 
Cecil Dubois Schutt, Charles Cooper Smith, Ira Hildreth Smith, 
Thomas Brinton Supplee, Alan Pies Swartz, David Carlton Wade, 
Michele Ransier Wellons, William Joseph Yow, Jr. 

29. Who have been admitted from other Christian denominations? 

a. As Associate Members (428.2)? None 

b. As Probationary Members (428.3)? None 

30. Who are elected as ministerial Members in Full Connection (424)? (List 

RALPH MARTIN ARMSTRONG, III (Greenville District) — B.S., North 

Carolina State University. M. Div. , Duke Divinity School. 

Probationary Membership, 1979. Deacon's Orders, 1979. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born September 14, 1952. Married, one child. 

JAMES DOUGLAS BELL (Rocky Mount District) — B.A., Eastern Mennonite 

College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 

1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born June 

2, 1957. Married. 

RALPH ALAN BROWN (Greenville District) -- B.M.E., East Carolina 

University. M. Div., Oral Roberts University School of Theology. 

Probationary Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born October 23, 1950. Married, one child. 

RUFUS ERNEST BUTNER, III (Elizabeth City District) ~ B.A., University 

of North Carolina at Wilmington. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. 

Probationary Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for 

Elders Orders. Born May 1, 1955. Married. 

CHARLES MARVIN COOK (Rocky Mount District) — B.A., Tennessee Temple 

College. M. Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Probationary Membership, 1981. Deacon's Orders, 1981. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born October 26, 1949. Married. 

JOHN QUINTON COVINGTON, JR. (New Bern District) — B.A., John Wesley 

College. M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary. Probationary 

Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. Born September 30, 1947. Married, two children. 

WILLIAM EDWARD CUMMINGS (Rockingham District) — B.A., Methodist 

College. M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Probationary Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born June 25, 1935. Married, two children. 

PENNEY ELIZABETH DOLLAR (New Bern District) — B. A., University of 

North Carolina at Charlotte. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. 

Probationary Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born July 14, 1953. Single. 

DENNIS MELVIN GOODWIN (Rocky Mount District) -- B.A., Atlantic 

Christian College. M.Div, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Probationary Membership, 1978. Deacon's Orders, 1978. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born September 5, 1954. Married. 

HENRY BOONE GRANT, JR. (Burlington District) — B.A., Methodist 

College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 

1978. Deacon's Orders, 1978. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born 

February 13, 1943. Married, three children. 

ALVIN MATTHEW H0RNE (Burlington District) — B.S., North Carolina 

Wesleyan College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary 

Membership, 1979. Deacon's Orders, 1979. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. Born June 12, 1947. Married, three children. 

GERALDINE DYSART INGRAM (Durham District) — B. S., Northwestern 

University. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 

1980. Deacon's Oraers, 1980. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born 

January 28, 1931. Married, four children. 

GEORGE ALLEN JONES (Greenville District) — B. A., North Carolina 

Wesleyan College. M. Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Probationary Membership, 1980. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born 

September 25, 1940. Married, six children. 

JOHN MARK KASPER (Burlington District) — B.A., North Carolina State 

University. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 

1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born June 

11, 1957. Single. 


MARK HODGES KENNEDY, JR. (New Bern District) — B.A., Asbury College. 

M. Div. , Asbury Theological Seminary. Probationary Membership, 19o0. 

Deacon's Orders, 1980. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born March 10, 

1952. Married, three children. 

BARRY LEE LANE (Sanford District) — B.A., Oral Roberts University. 

M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Probationary 

Membership, 1979. Deacon's Orders, 1979. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. Born November 19, 1955. Married, one child. 

SUSAN CLAYTON LINDBLADE (Elizabeth City District) — B.A., North 

Carolina Wesleyan College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. 

Probationary Membership, 1981. Deacon's Orders, 1981. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. Born July 28, 1955. Married, one child. 

WILLIAM JAMES LOCKLEAR (Rockingham District) — B.A., Pembroke State 

University. M. Th. , Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist 

University. Probationary Membership, 1980. Deacon's Orders, 1980. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born August 4, 1940. Married, two 


BENJAMIN RAY MELVIN (Fayetteville District) — B.A., Methodist 

College. M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 1979. 

Deacon's Orders, 1979. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born October 27, 

1932. Married, two children. 

THOMAS GREENE MELVIN (Fayetteville District) — B.A., Methodist 

College. M. Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 

1979. Deacon's Orders, 1979. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born June 

20, 1956. Married. 

SUSAN LYNN PATE (Greenville District) -- B.A., Duke University. 

M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary Membership, 1981. 

Deacon's Orders, 1981. Eligible for Elder's Orders. Born April 3, 

1954. Single. 

31. What Probationary Members, previously discontinued, are readmitted 
(450)? .... William Paul Callahan, Walter Reed Patton 

32. Who are readmitted (451 - 453): 

a. As Associate Members? None 

b. As Members in Full Connection? John Wendell Wenberg, Jr. 

33. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary 
retirement (447.7): 

a. As Associate Members?. Edgar Fraser Seymour, effective June 9, 1982 

b. As Members in Full Connection? None 

34. Who have been received by transfer (514.5, 723. 2i)? 

Carleton Peter McKita (Western Pennsylvania Conf.), June 1, 1983 
Mark Wesley Wethington (Eastern Pennsylvania Conf.), June 1, 1983 

35. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations ( 428 . 8)? .None 

36. Who have been elected and ordained deacons (434)? 

a. As Associate Members (434.1)? Maurice Lew Lancaster 

b. As Probationary Members (434.2)? 

Frank Bruce Allen, Susan Lutz Allred, Jesse Brunson, Jerry Wayne 
Cribb, Rebecca Jane Dameron, Edgar George Elkins, Gayle Carlton 
Felton, David Henry Francis, Richard Burke Haverly, Jr., Gregory 
Allen Howard, David Earl Hunt, James Richard Huskins, Jerry Lowry, 
Andrew Murdock Marshall, David Sargent McAdams, Jr., Ellen Hope 
Metcalf, Charles Bruce Owens, Jack Russell Radford, Jeffrey Clarke 
Rose, Thomas Lynn Sweeley, John Albert Trotter, Karen Hirschi 
Whitaker, Susanna Lynn Williams 

37. Who have been elected and ordained elders (435): 

a. As theological graduates (435.1)? 

Ralph Martin Armstrong, III, James Douglas Bell, Ralph Alan Brown, 
Rufus Ernest Butner, III, Charles Marvin Cook, John Quinton 
Covinton, Jr., William Edward Cummings, Penny Elizabeth Dellir, 
Dinnia Melvin Goodwin, Henry Boone Grant, Jr., Alvin Matthew Home, 
Geraldine Dysart Ingram, George Allen Jones, John Mark Kasper, Mark 
Hodges Kennedy, Jr., Barry Lee Lane, Susan Clayton Lindblade, 
William James Locklear, Benny Ray Melvin, Thomas Greene Melvin, 
Susan Lynn Pate 

b. As Probationary Members previously Associate Members ( 435 . 2)? . .None 

38. What ministers, coming from other Christian denominations, have had 
their orders recognized (428.2)? 


a. As deacons? None 

b. As elders? None 

39. Who have been elected or ordained as a courtesy to other conferences? 

a. Elected: 

As Assooiated Members? None 

As Probationary Members? None 

As Members in Full Connection? None 

b. Ordained after election by this conference: 

Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

c. Ordained after election by other conferences: 

Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

40. Who have been transferred out (514.5)? 

William Paul Callahan (PM), North Georgia Conference, June 1, 1983 
Robert Leon Johnson, Jr., Central New York Conference, June 1, 1983 
Michael Ryan McCoy, Virginia Conference, June 1, 1983 
Wayne Grey Taylor (PM), Louisiana Conference, September 15, 1982 
Kenneth Bryan Sexton (PM), New Mexico Conference, June 1, 1983 

41. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (448.1)? 

Joseph Charles Tuttle 

42. Who have been granted honorable location (448.2)? 

This Year: 

Wayne Everett Young, Warrenton: Wesley Memorial CC 

Albert F. Keller, 1940; William M. Loy, 1944; Ernest R. Bromley, 
1947; Robert Stansil Gibson, 1965; Albert Rainey Folds, 1967; 
Auburn William Lore, 1968; Edward Powell Osteen, 1969, Durham: 
Bethany CC; William Raymond Peele, Jr., 1969; Eugene Thomas Long, 
III, 1970; Albert Ervyne Thompson, 1970; James Frederick 
Thompson, Jr. , 1970; Theodore Joseph Collier, Jr., 1971; Rudolph Hart 
Hodge, 1971, Ral:Hayes Barton CC; Jack Percia Mansfield, 1971; 
Thomas Walters Mulling, 1971; Paul Cullum Gentry, 1972; William 
Savage Hopkins, Jr., 1972; Royce Paul Jones, 1972; Joel Morton 
Savell, 1972; Harold Dallas Stanley, 1972; Harold Lloyd Stauffer, 
1972; William Ernest Herbert, 1973; James Worth Lineberger, Jr., 
1973, Cary: First CC; Eric Carl Krohne, 1974; Carl Edward Settle, 
1976; Walter Needham Bass, 1977; Gerald Harris Shinn, 1977, 
Wi:Wesley Memorial CC; Edgar Earl Whitley, 1977; Wesley Gamble 
Brogan, 1978; James Frederick Langston, 1979, Portsmouth, VA: 
Aldersgate CC; Jather L. Peterson, Jr., 1979, Vanceboro CC; Jesse 
Cloman Staton, Jr., 1979, Belhaven: Trinity CC; Lowell Earl Adkins, 

1980, Bu: Front Street CC; Horace Taylor Ferguson, 1980; Henry 
Gurney Jinnette, 1980, Go:Saint Paul CC; Phillip Wayne Keel, 1980; 
Thomas Ray McKay, 1981, Carolina Beach CC; Mac Linscott Ricketts, 

1981, Louisburg CC; Thomas Otis Fulcher, 1982, Statesville, Broad 
Street CC; Robert Kinsey Smith, 1982, Rocky Mt: First CC 

43. Who have been granted administrative location (449.2)? 

This Year None 

Previously William Fred Cox, Jr. - 1981 FA; Johnson Memorial CC 

44. Who have had their Conference membership terminated? 

a. By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (448.3, 448.6)? 
Warner R. Heston, Jr. (Episcopal Church) 

Eddie Arnold Walker (United Church of Christ) 

b. By surrender of the ministerial office (Par. 448.4, 448.6)? 
Kenneth Charles Birt,II; David Ray Dunlap; Oscar Cuthbert Poole 

c. By withdrawl under complaints or charges (Par. 448.5, 448.6, 
2626.2)? None 

d. By trial (Par. 2624.3)? None 

©. By involuntary termination (Par. 449.1)? None 

45. Deceased: 

a. What Associate Members have died during the year? 

Effective None Retired None 

b. What Probationary Members have died during the year? 
Effective None 

c. What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 



Smith Jameson Jones, Jr. (July 18, 1982); LaFon Carpenter Vereen 
(October 23, 1982); Samuel Lloyd Townsend (February 13, 1983); 
Oscar Mattison Graham (May 16, 1983) 

Shirley Judge Starnes (June 16, 1982); Baxter Boone Slaughter 
(July 4, 1982); Robert Grady Dawson (August 9, 1982); William 
Carleton Wilson (October 23, 1982); William Alton Tew (October 24, 
1982); Eugene Carson Crawford (January 17, 1983); Hubert Richard 
Ashmore (March 4, 1983); Walter Conn Ball (March 15, 1983) 
d. Retired: Joe Clyde Dunn (October 3, 1982) 

Jonathan Charles Hill (March 6, 1983) 

46. Who are the ministers on leave of absence and for what number of years 
consecutively has each held this relation (444)? 

Franklin Lee Alexander 2; Richard DeRoo Brunson 3; Carlton Earl 
Davis 2; Samuel Gordon Dodson, Jr. 3; Edward C. Elliott 1; Theodore 
Claborne Garrett 1; Wilbur Ivan Jackson 1; Susan Padgett Levis 1; 
Charles Hazel Nicholson, Jr.(PM) 2; William Albert Ruth 1; Albert 
Clay Smith 1 

47. Who are granted sabbatica] leave (Par. 442)? None 

48. What actions have been taken concerning disabled ordained ministers and 
local pastors (Par. 446)? 

a. What ordained ministers were granted disability leave since the 
last Annual Conference session (Par. 446.2)? 

Edgar Fraser Seymour (AM) - June 9, 1982 
Crawford Bryant Hicks - March 15, 1983 

b. What ordained ministers have had their disability leave terminated 
since the last conference session (Par. 446.5)? None 

c. What ordained ministers are granted disability leave at this 
session (Par. 446. 1)? 

Paul Wesley Evans (AM), Fletcher Woodrow Fraley (AM), Rembert 
Charles Hamilton, Jr. , Crawford Bryant Hicks, Robert Norman 
Knight, Wallace Bradford Lewis (AM), Charles Graham Nickens, 
Evander Parnell (AM), George William Ports, Jr., Edgar Fraser 
Seymour (AM), Henry Robert Warren, Luther Vernon Wesley (AM), 
Christian White, John Everette Wood 

d. What Local Pastors have been reccommended by the Joint Committee on 
Disability for benefits during the ensuing year? None 

49. What Members in Full Connection have been retired (447)? 

a. This Year? 

1. Mandatory Retirement (Par. 447.1 - Age 70)? 

Jack Warren Moore 
2. Retirement with Actuarily Reduced Benefits (Par. 447.2b - Age 62 or 

37 years under appointment)? 

Lewis Hardie Dodson, Lawrence Amon Green, Barney Lee Jones, Lemuel 

Reynolds Mason, Jr. 
3. Early Retirement (Par. 447.2a - 20 or more years under appointment) 

4. Regular Retirement (Par. 447.2c - age 65 or 40 years under 

appointment ) 

Robert Lee Bame, James Hector McCallum, Lorenzo Pierce Plyler, John 

Earl Richardson 

b. Previously? 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT - Chester J. Andrews, Allen P. Brantley, Edgar 
B. Fisher, H. H. Hodgin, Jr., William M. Howard, Jr., L. R. Mason, 
Jr., Jesse F. Minnis, Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert E. Lee Moser, 
William A. Seawell, Joe C. Shore, Robert B. Storrs, J.D. Stott, 
T.J. Whitehead 

DURHAM DISTRICT - David G. Bradley, Martin R. Chambers, D.A. 
Clarke, Joseph F. Coble, Robert E. Cushman, W. L. Freeman, R. S. 
Harrison, D.D. Holt, Barney L. Jones, Johnie L. Joyce, Charles H. 
Lancaster, Eric 0. Murray, John R. Poe, Vergil E. Queen, Caeil W. 
Robbins, John J. Rudin, II., Millard W. Warren, A.M. Williams, 
J.D. Young 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT - D.T. Goodwin, L. A. Green, C. B. 
Hutcherson, E. R. Meekins, J. Kern Ormond, E. H. Overman (RLP) 
FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT - Allen C. Edens, Jr., N.P. Edens, J.E. 
Garlington, C. Freeman Heath, P.O. Lee, M.W. Maness, M. R. Miller, 
L.P. Plyler, T. Arnold Pope, J. R. Regan, Aaron G. Tyson 


GOLDSBORO DISTRICT - Robert L. Bame, Fred J. Duplissey, H. L. 

Harrell, C.E. Hix, Jr., A.S. Lancaster, E. G. Purcell, Jr., James 

G. Snypes, W. R. Stevens, Roy L. Turnage (RLP), R. E. Walston, C. 

Ray West 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT - A. E. Brown, F. G. Bryans (RLP), F. W. 

Fortescue, Murrell K. Glover, R.M. Gradeless, H. M. Owens (RLP), 

H.F. Pollock, CM. Treihart (RLP), Oscar S. Williams 

NEW BERN DISTRICT - C. H. Brigman (AM), W. C. Feltman, A.D. Leon 

Gray, Vance A. Lewis, John D. Long (AM), James G. Lupton, W. P. 

McComas, R. L. Nicks, C. I. Umstead (AM), W. D. Wise 

RALEIGH DISTRICT-G. W. Blount, L. C. Brothers, G. W. Crutchfield, 

J.T. Crutchfield, J. T. Fisher (RLP), K.E.Frazier, Matt. R. 

Gardner, H. L. Harris, O.L. Hathaway, J. B. Hurley, H. B. Lewis, J. 

W. Lineberger, H. M. McLamb, C.P. Morris, R. W. Pritchard, F. R. 

Randolph, J. Earl Richardson, Leon W. Ross, M. 0. Stephenson, T. 

Marvin Vick, Jr., 0. B. Wooldridge 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT - Nicholas T. Cucare, J. V. Early, W. F. 

Elliott, Willie J. Evans, T. B. Hough, T. H. House, Ralph H. Lewis, 

J. H. McCallum, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, W. F. Meacham, 

J. P. Pegg, J. F. Sawyer, J. H. Shiver, I.J. Strawbridge, L. C. 

Swink, D.D. Traynham, K.R. Wheeler 

ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT - B.E. Bingham, L.E.Blackburn, Daniel C. 

Boone, C.R. Breedin, H. L. Davis, C. W. Goldston, N. W. Grant, John 

T. Greene, W. B. Gregory, Wade A. Hawkins, T. R. Jenkins, Dan E. 

Meadows, E. H. Measamer, Jack W. Moore, John T. Smith, J. B. 


SANFORD DISTRICT - William H. Brady, John R. Crew, Jr., W.A. Crow, 

C. S. Hubbard, 0. E. Leonard (AM), W. L. Maness, Konstanty Naider, 

W. Junius Neese, J. E. Sponenberg, A.L. Thompson, W. N. Vaughan 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT - Clyde S. Boggs, Leon M. Brock (RLP), W. 0. 

Connor, R. Leon Crossno, Lewis H. Dodson, F. D. Hedden, John T. 

Ledford (RLP), George D. Miller (RLP), David L. Moe, Ben F. Musser, 

Edgar R. Shuller 

50. What Associate Members have been retired (Par. 447)? None 

51. What Local Pastors have been retired (Par. 410.5, 447. 2a)? 

a. This Year? 

Harley McCoy Owens, Charles Maura Treihart 

b. Previously? 

EC Ernest Hadley Overman; GO Roy L. Turnage, Jr.; GR Francis George 
Bryans; RA Jesse T. Fisher; RM J.C. Dunn; SA Johathan C. Hill; WI 
Leon M. Brock; WI John T. Ledford; WI George D. Miller 

52. Need Not Complete (After 1982) 

53. Changes in ministerial membership: What is the number of ordained 
ministers: (NOTE: The numbers in parenthesis following each category 
listing are the question numbers in this report form where ministers in 
that category are listed. The number reported below should agree with 
the number of names listed in the corresponding questions. ) 

a) Elected as Associate Members?(26) 1 

b) Elected as Probationary Members?( 27a, b, c ) 23 

c) Admitted from other Christian denominations? 

d) Elected as Members in Full Connection?( 30) 21 

e) Readmitted?(31, 32a, b) 2 

f) Retired mad effective? (33a, b) 1 

g) Transferred in? (34,35) 2 

h) Transferred out? (40) 4 

i) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (41) 2 

j) Honorable located?(42) 1 

k) Administratively located? (43) 

1) Withdrawn? (44a, b,c) 5 

m) Terminated by trial?(44d) 

n) Deceased? (45a, b,c) 12 

54. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 55 1 

b) Local Churches? 842 


55. What is the number of ministerial members of the Annual Conference? 
(NOTE: Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form 
corresponding to each category have been placed in parenthesis 
following the category title. Where these question numbers appear, the 
number reported in that category should agree with the number of names 
listed in the corresponding questions.) 

Members in Probationary Associate Full-time 
Categories Full Connection Members Members Local Pastors 

Pastors & District 

Superintendents 402 55 24 28 

Appointments Beyond 
the Local Church 
Within United Meth. 
Connectional Struct- 
ures, Excluding Dist. 
Superintendents(68a) 56 XXXX 

Appointments Beyond 

the Local Church: 


Ministries (68b) 28 XXXX 

Appointments Beyond 

the Local Church: 

Other Valid 

Ministries (68c) 27 XXXX 

Appointments to 

Attend School(68d) 2 XXXX 

On Leave of 

Absence (46) 11 XXXX 

On Sabbatical 

Leave (47) XXXX 

On Disability 

Leave (48c) 14 XXXX 

Retired (49,50) 143 XXXX 

Total Number, 

Ministerial Members 683 55 24 28 

Grand Total, All Conference 

Ministerial Members - 790 - 

56. What is the number of: (NOTE: The numbers reported below should be the 
same as the number of names listed in the question(s) indicated in 
parentheses following each category.) 

a. Local pastors (other than full-time under appointment)? (22b, c, d, 
48d, 51a, b ) 75 

b. Ministers of other denominations approved for service as pastors of 
charges? (24a) 

o. Ministers of other denominations serving in ecumenical ministries, 
with credentials certified as being at least equal to those of 
associate members? (24b) 

d. Retired members of other conferences or other denominations serving 
as pastors of charges? 



57. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (307)? 

Ann Marie Glisson 

58. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (313. 1)? None 

59. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (312)? None 

60. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence (313.1): 

a. Since the last session of the Annual Conference? None 

b. At this sessions of the Annual Conference? None 

61. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (312)? 

Mrs. G. Allan Benson, Memphis Conf . , June 8, 1983 

62. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal miniitifi 
terminated by Annual Conference action (313.3)? None j 

63- Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conferenee gg 
diaconal ministers (313.2): 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Ms. Bernice Ballance, Mrs. Ethelynde Ballance, 

Mrs. Alma Whitfield Offutt 

64. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a. Effective: None 

b. Retired: None 



65. Who are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what 
is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted 
to aach, and for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter 
increments) is approval granted (for purposes of equitable salary claim 
and pension credit) (Pars. 437.2, 438.3b, 1 7 06.4b)? 

Edward P. Armstrong, C. McGee Creech, k'. 
Glover, Rachel T. Moser, James G. White 

66. What changes have been made in appointments since the last Annual 
Conference session? 

Burlington District 

New Hope-Purley - Lemuel R. Mason, Jr., was granted Leave of Absence 
September 15, 1982. 

Henry B. Grant, Jr. (PM) was transferred from the Raleigh District and 
appointed to New Hope-Purley, September 15, 1982. 

Leasburg - Kenneth Bryan Sexton (PM) was granted Leave of Absence 

December 31, 1982. 

Robert Sadler (IS) was appointed to Leasburg, January 1, 1983. 

Burlington: Davis Street - J. Al Trotter (PTLP) was appointed as 
associate pastor, July 1, 1982. 

Durham District 

Ellis Chapel - J. Al Trotter (PTLP) was appointed associated pastor at 
Burlington: Davis Street, July 1, 1982. 

Frank L. Alexander, on Disability Leave, served as interim supply at 
Ellis Chapel for the remainder of the year. 

Durham: Wellons Village was left at conference to be supplied. Eric 0. 
Murray was appointed Retired Supply on June 15, 1982. 

Elizabeth City District 

Albemarle - Joseph C. Tuttle (PM) was granted Leave of Absence on 

December 31, 1982. 

Randy Coy Blanchard (IS) was appointed January 1, 1983. 

Fayetteville District 

Coharie Mission - James L. Jacobs (PTLP) was discontinued October 31, 
1982. The charge was supplied by Wade W. Weeks (IS). 

Greenville District 

Belhaven: Trinity - Charles K. Moseley was appointed to Maury-Mt. 
Herman, August 1, 1982. 

Jesse C. Staton, Jr. (IS) was appointed to Belhaven:Trinity , effective 
August 1, 1982. 

Maury-Mt .Herman - Leon E. Hill entered the U.S. Air Force Chaplaincy on 
July 18, 1982. 

Charles K. Moseley was appointed to Maury-Mt .Herman, effective August 
1, 1982. 

Hobgood - Michael F. Barker (FTLP) took secular employment, February 
28, 1983, but continued to serve Hobgood as a part-time local pastor. 

New Bern District 

Jonn D. Long (RS) was appointed March 1, 1983, to Riehlandi Gireuit, le 
serve only Haw Branch Church. 

William D. Adkins (IS) was assigned to Richlands Circuit to serve the 
Beulaville Church, effective March 1, 1983. 

Trenton Charge - J. Neal Salter, Jr., was reassigned to Hallsboro in 


the Wilmington District, effective March 15, 1983. 

John R. Woodard, Jr. (IS) was appointed to Trenton, March 15, 1983. 

Raleigh District 

Holly Springs - Roger D. Paxton (PM) was granted Leave of Absence, July 

4, 1982. 

David A. Wyant (IS) was appointed effective October 1, 1982. 

Trinity-Piney Grove Charge - Henry B. Grant, Jr. (PM) was appointed to 
New Hope-Purley Charge in the Burlington District, effective October 
20, 1982. 

Aydlett J. Eure, Jr. (FTLP) was appointed to Trinity-Piney Grove, 
November 20, 1982. 

Union Grove - James W. White (SLP) was appointed June 20, 1982. 

Rockingham District 

Laurinburg: Galilee - Samuel L. Townsend died February 13, 1983. James 
H. McCallum was appointed interim pastor until conference. 

Sanford District 

Moncure-Buckhorn - Alexander Maultsby, III was granted Leave of Absenoe 
on January 1, 1983, while awaiting assignment to the Navy chaplaincy. 
Jerry Dean Lewis (PM) was appointed January 1, 1983. 

Siler City: West End - Jerry Dean Lewis (PM) was appointed to 
Moncure-Buckhorn, January 1, 1983. 

William Thomas Smith (IS) was assigned to Siler City: West End, 
effective January 1, 1983. 

Wilmington District 

Hallsboro - Crawford B. Hicks was granted Disability Leave, March 15, 
1983. J. Neal Salter, Jr., formerly at Trenton in the New Bern 
District, was appointed to Hallsboro on March 15, 1983. 

Westview - James F. Wilkerson (PTLP) was discontinued on November 1, 
1982. William E. Bailey (IS) was assigned November 1, 1982. 

Carver's Creek - Wayne G. Taylor was transferred to the Louisiana 
Conference on September 15, 1982. 

Jo-Ann M. Oulton (PM), who had been on Leave of Absence, was appointed 
to Carver's Creek, effective October 1, 1982. 

Special Appointments 

Group A - John K. Bergland was appointed Executive Vice President, The 

Methodist Foundation, Inc., April 1, 1983. 

Dennis M. Campbell was appointed Dean of The Divinity School, Duke 

University, November 1982, upon the death of S. Jameson Jones. 

J. Harvey Estes was appointed as part-time Church and Community Worker, 

Walnut Terrace Child Development Center, on October 1, 1982. 

Michael R. McCoy was appointed Assistant Professor of Ferrum College, 

Ferrum, Virginia, August 1, 1982. 

James H. Warren, who was a graduate student at Fisk University, was 

appointed to the Program Task Force of The United Methodist Church 

Bicentennial Committee, effective February 21, 1983. 

Group B - Leon E. Hill was appointed a chaplain in the U. S. Air Force 

on July 18, 1982. 

J. Alexander Maultsby, III, was appointed a chaplain in the U. S. Navy 

Chaplaincy, May 1983. 

Richara D. Shannonhouse was named Director of Pastoral Care, West 

Nebraska General Hospital, effective October 18, 1982. 

Group D - Benjamin F. Potter, Jr., who had been appointed to attend 
school, was appointd Clinical Psychology Intern, Broughton Hospital, 
Morganton, effective February 11, 1983- 


67. Where are the preachers stationed for the enusing year? 

PM Probationary Member 

AM Associate Member 

FTLP Full-Time Local Pastor 

PTLP Part-Time Local Pastor 

SLP Student Local Pastor 

RS Retired Pastor serving as Supply 

(John Doe) Name enclosed in parenthese 

full conference member 

[2] Indicates number of churches on the charge 

indicates the minister is not 


B. L. Davidson, District Superintendent - 6 

3116 Truitt Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215 


Davis Street 

Front Street 


St. Paul's 
West Burlington 
Burlington Circuit [2j 
Cedar Grove 

Chestnut Ridge 
Cobb Circuit [3J 

Enos-Palmers Grove [2] 
Christ-Cedar Cliff [2j 

Haw River 

Hightower [3] 
Milton L 3 J 
Mt. Hermon 
New Hope-Purley [2] 
New Sharon 
Phillips Chapel 
Rock Creek [2] 
St. Luke's 

Union Grove 
Walnut Grove [2j 
Whitney Cross [3] 
Yanceyville [2] 

W. L. Wolfe 

(H. Paul Hite, Jr. ) 

Jesse V. Bone 
J. Albert Trotter 
Charles K. Morrison 
Carl M. Eller 
G. Robert McKenzie 
J. Mark Kasper 
Curtis W. Campbell 
Terry A. Bryant 
William V. Taylor 
Dennis E. Fox 
Clarence Garner 
CM. Litzenberger 

Walter R. Patten 

E. Russell Stott 
David S. Clift 
George W. Johnson 
Robert W. Rollins 
(Zollie M. Ferrell, Jr. ) 
Rex E. Brooks 

Glenn B. Everett 
(Jimmy C. Glass) 
James C. Stokes, Jr. 
Alvin M. Home 

George D. Pappendick 
Caswell E. Shaw 
Susan L. Harsh 
Steven A. Hickle 
James L. Hobbs 
William A. Boykin 
H.N. Ward, Jr. 
(Robert Sadler) 
(Tommy L. Evans) 
Willie S. Teague 
David R. McKay 
Fred E. Roberts 
Henry B. Grant, Jr. 
W. T. Cottingham, III 
Jimmy Ray Tatum 
(Michael R. Sykes) 
(Gerald D. Collins) 
W. Hoyt Cheek 
W. Clark Barfield 
Randy L. Wall 
Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. 
(Luke Bell) 
(Samuel W. Loy) 

F. C. Hinshaw, Jr. 
William W. Newman 














Charles H. Mercer, District Superintendent 

1002 West Knox Street, Durham, N.C. 27701 

Allensville-Trinity [2] 

Andrews-Soapstone [2] 

Bahama: Mt. Bethel 

Banks-Grove Hill 

Brooksdale-Brookland [2] 

Butner: Community 





Asbury Temple 





Duke Memorial 

Duke's Chapel 


Glendale Heights 




Pleasant Green 

St. Paul 


Wellons Village 

Durham Parish [3] 

Ellis Chapel 

Fletcher's Chapel 

Granville Circuit [2j 

Granville-Vance [3J 

City Road 


White Memorial 

Lea's Chapel-Warren's Grove[2; 

Marrow's Chapel 

Mt. Sylvan 

Mt. Tabor-Riverview [2] 

Mt. Tirzah-Helena [2] 

Mt. Zion 

Oak Grove 


Oxford: Salem 

Rehoboth-Harris Chapel [2] 

Rougemont [3] 




Long Memorial 

Salem (Person Co. ) 

Stem-Bullock [2] 



Gordon E. Allen, Jr. 
James R. Huskins 
Robert E. Bergland 
John W. Wenberg 
Charles E. Owens 
(Scott Medlock) 
Samuel L. Wood 
Robert F. McKee 

Jack M. 
(W. Art 
David L 
T. M. F 
Ralph L 
Brian G 
R. Carl 
F. Bel 

w. w. s 

Eric 0. 
To Be S 
W. C. T 
Jesse B 

L. Wallace 

ice E. Johnson) 
R. Ailla 

;hur Warren, Jr. ) 
L. McLaurin 


B. Haverly, Jr. 

B. Hobbs 

B. Hutchinson 

! E. Lugar 

I. Jones 

Frazier, Jr. 
;on Joyner, Jr. 
Jnotherly, Jr. 


D. Weber 

A. Haddock, Jr. 
'ownsend, Jr. 

J. H. Waldrop, Jr. 

James A. Auman 

(Henry M. Hunnings) 

Edgar G. Elkins 

Edward F. Bogie 

Hugh H. Cameron 

John H. Tyson 

(Neil Anthony Bradley) 

Carlton F. Hirschi 

Marshall R. Old 

R. Bruce Pate 

Charles D. Myers 

James R. Lancaster, Jr. 

(Terry A. Robertson) 

(Richard W. Andrews) 
Charles C. Smith 
John W. Ruth 
Paul W. Boone 
Stephen C. Compton 
(James B. Ward) 
(John W. Yount) 
(Michael G. Cartwright) 








































































Kermit L. Braswell, District Superintendent - 4 

P.O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909 

Albemarle [2] 
Aulander [3] 
Chowan [4] 
Creswell [33 

Robert M. 
(Randy C. 
Gladys R. 
Susanna L, 





Robert K. Carruth 



Currituck [2] 
City Road 

Gatesville [3] 
Harrellsville [4] 
Hatteras [3J 
Kinnakeet [3] 
Kitty Hawk 

Manns Harbor-Stumpy Pt. -E.Lake 
Manteo:Mt. Olivet 

New Hope - Woodland [2] 
Newland - Grace [2] 
North Gates [3J 

Outer Banks Parish [2] 
Pasquotank [2] 

Perquimans [31 
Pilmoor Memorial 

South Camden [2] 
South Mills [33 
Tyrrell [3J 
Union-Newbegun [2] 
Windsor [2] 

(Gordon T. Hanford) 
R. R. Blankenhorn 

Daniel D. Bowman 
A. D. Byrd, Jr. 
Carol W. Goehring 
C. Arthur Wall 
R. Stewart Brodie 
(Larry C. Higgins) 
Lewis A. Dillman 
Irving E. Cook 
Rufus E. Butner, III 
W. Edward Barber 

Vance C. Way 
E. Cliff Shoaf 
Charles E. McKenzie 
Billy M. Carden 
Thomas B. Supplee 
Jerry A. Jackson 
Michael A. Davis 
Randy A. Hillman 
Albert N. Gore, Jr. 
Roy Keith Nanney 
(E.H. Overman) 
David J. Goehring 
Raymond K. Wittman 
Robert S. Pullman 
Susan C. Lindblade 
Eric N. Lindblade, Jr. 
H. Worth Pearce 
Ralph C. Waters 
Jeffrey C. Rose 
W. Thomas Clarke 
Robert D. O'Keef 





Herman S. Winberry, District Superintendent - 2 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28305 


Cape Fear [2j 



Clinton Circuit [3] 


Coharie Mission 


Dunn: Divine Street 



Camp Ground 


Culbreth Memorial 



Hay Street 

John Wesley 

Johnson Memorial 

Person Street 

St. Andrews 

St. Matthews 




Wesley Heights 

Goshen - Keener [2] 

Hope Mills 


John E. Harwood, Jr. 
(C. Kris McPherson) 

F. Odell Walker 
Edward M. Gunter 
Alan C. Gibson 
Dennis R. Sheppard 
(J. Wade Weeks) 
Paul T. Stallsworth 
Thomas E. Loftis 
Neil E. Smith 

(Wade W. Crabtree) 
Thomas G. Holtsclaw 
Karen H. Whitaker 
C. Franklin Grill 
Richard C. Vaughan 
Guy V. Soule, Jr. 
Warren B. Petteway 
H. Sidney Huggins, III 
(Charles L. Pittman) 
Albert Shuler 
Christian L. Kraatz 
Benjamin Ray Melvin 
W. Kenneth Hall 
Charles E. Sparks 
W. Eugene Tisdale 
Paul D. Granger 
Clifton R. Hollowell 
Mary L. Von Canon 
Gregory A. Howard 
Michael L. Hale 
Charles M. Herring 



Kipling- Cokesbury [2] 



Linden: Parkers Grove 

Mamers [3J 

Mt. Moriah 

Newton Grove [3J 


Raeford: Hoke [2] 


Salemburg [3] 

South River [3] 

Spring Hill 

Spring Lake 

Stedman: Cokesbury 



Wesley-Black's Chapel [2] 

George F. Blanchard 
Amos L. Laine 
Milton H. Gilbert 
Allen C. Edens, Jr. 
Robert A. MacLean 
(CLifton M. Lecornu) 
Michael H. Elliott 
Arthur W. Winstead 
(Russell R. Knowles) 
David R. Grissom 
(Edward A. Rose) 
Carrie W. Parrish 
Rayford H. Methvin 
J. Earl McLendon 
Denny C. Wise 
(Walter E. Smith) 
W. Joseph Yow, Jr. 
James M. Short 




G0LDSB0R0 DISTRICT - 46 Charges 

Charles M. Smith, District Superintendent - 2 

P.O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Benson [2j 

Beston-Walker Memorial [2] 

Bethel-Rones [2J 

Brogden-Falling Creek [2] 

Browning-Smith [2] 


Eureka-Yelverton [2] 


Four Oaks 


Garris Chapel 


Daniels Memorial 


New Hope 

Pine Forest 


St. John 

St. Luke 

St. Paul 


Institute - Hickory Grove [2] 

Jerusalem-Bethel [2] 

Kenansville Parish [4] 

Kenly-Buckhorn [2] 


Magnolia [4] 

Micro-Fellowship [2] 

Mt. Olive: First 

Pikeville - Mt. Carmel [2] 

Pine Level - Sanders [2] 


Rose Hill 




Seven Springs [2j 



Whitley - Elizabeth [2] 


Turkey-Friendship [3] 



Earl G. Dulaney 
(T.C. West, Jr. ) 
(Daniel M. Forbes, Jr.) 
Otto H. C. Hardt 
Terry L. Huffines 
Forrest D. Lamneck 
(Virgil L. Free) 
P.C. Yelverton 
Nancy R. Best 
John D. Aycock 
C. McGee Creech 

(W.H. Farmer) 
W.R. Crowder 
Charles M. Hackett 
Jerry S. Dodson 
Chester D. Brown 
James H. Coile 
(Angelo M. Troy) 
W. Everette Eason 
J. Paul Edwards 
Alan P. Swartz 
James L. Bryan 
Grady L. Kinley 
G. Ronald Patton 
James H. Harris, Jr. 
W. Rickman Pinner 
Carson S. Tyson 
(Richard F. Lewis) 
(Terry Lee Rowland) 
Jerry J. Juren 
Gerry G. Davis 
Eugene T. Bruton 
John M. Roberts 
Edwin L. Earnhardt 
(Glenn E. Mason) 

(Raymond G. Gurley) 
Joseph C. Parker 
(Michael G. Warning) 

(Ronald J. Snider) 
Troy J. Barrett 
B. R. McCullen 
Joe D. Lister 
Charles F. Eakin 
Robert C. Flynn 
James E. Creech 







SLP 5 

PTLP 12 


SLP 1 


Westwood-Ebenezer [2] 

(Leon Lewis, Jr. ) 
(Linwood S. Jones) 

FTLP 19 


J. B. Parvin, District Superintendent - 3 

101 Martinsborough Road, Greenville, N.C. 

Aurora [3] 


Bath [3] 

Belhaven: Trinity 

Bell Arthur [3J 



Holy Trinity 

Jarvis Memorial 

St. James 


Grimesland [2] 

Hobgood [3J 

Holly Springs 


Jamesville [3J 

Queen Street 

St. Mark 


Kinston Circuit [3J 

Lane's Chapel 

Lebanon-Tabernacle [2] 

Mattamuskeet [4j 

Maury- Mt. Herman [2J 

Noble's Chapel 

Pink Hill 




Snow Hill: Calvary 


Stokes [3J 

Swan Quarter [4] 


Vanceboro Circuit [3] 



Washington Circuit [2J 

Wesley Memorial 


Woodington-Webb [2J 


Bizzell, Jr. 
L. Martin) 

Staton, Jr. ) 

George A 
Henry A. 
(Jesse C 
(Fred F. 
Ellis J. 
R. Dennis Ricks, Jr. 

Don P. Lee 

James H. Bailey 

R. M. Armstrong, III 

Susan L. Pate 

M. Dewey Tyson 

Ralph A. Brown 

G. Lloyd Edge 

(Wilson B. Rogers, Jr. ) 

(John G. Olive) 

(Jeffrey P. Downin) 

(James W. Hicks, Jr. ) 

(Kenneth E. Harp) 

M. Randall Baker 

(Wilbur C. Ormond) 
Julian W. Scott 
H. Lester Tenney 
(Daniel P. Powers) 
(Terry L. Shackleford) 
F. Bruce Allen 
Charles K. Moseley 
(D. R. Woodworth) 
Clarence L. Warren 
Hyder F. Crawley 
Lynwood C. Boyette 
Thomas D. Hoogerland 
N. B. Hill, Jr. 
Jesse C. Staton, Sr. 
(Steve Phillippi) 
Nevin D. Snyder 
Claude T. Wilson 
(Richard C. Hill) 

(Billy B. Cuthrell) 

Ralph I. Epps, Sr. 

(R. Vance Hardison, Jr.) 

D. M. Tyson 

H. Charles Davis 

(Jere A. Rouse) 
































































J. Malloy Owen, III, District Superintendent 

1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern, N.C. 28560 

Asbury-Tuscarora [2] 


Beaufort: Ann Street 

Baeoh Grove-Rhems [2] 

Belgrade-Tabernacle [2] 



Broad Creek 

Cedar Island - Sea Level 

Core Creek [3J 

Dover-Clarks [2] 


Roger D. Cope 
Roy 0. Burgess 
Wilbur C. Teachey 
W. W. Gaskins, Jr. 
Harold T. Pickett 
(William H. Adkins) 
(David E. Lupton) 
(George F. Cribb) 
Lynn T. Wall 
(Rodger N. Mayes) 
Richard A. Stanley, 










Harkers Island 
Harlowe-Oak Grove [2] 
Cherry Point 

Haw Branch 
Hubert [2] 
Pine Valley 

Marshallberg-Smyrna [2] 

Midway-Bethlehem [2] 

Franklin Memorial 
St. Peter's 


Newport: St. James 
Pamlico Parish [7] 



Pollocksville-Lee 's Chapel 
Salter Path 
Shady Grove [2] 
Sneads Ferry 
Straits-North River [2] 
Trenton [ 2 j 
Williston-Stacy [2] 

Mark H. Kennedy, Jr. 
(Herbert F. Home) 

(W. Douglas Lamb) 
Clingman C. Capps 
(John D. Long) 
J. Sidney Epperson 

Robert F. Bundy 
Stephen E. Young 
Richard T. Commander 
Haywood A. Smith 
Clarence E. O'Briant 
David B. Merriman 
Wayne E. Thomas 

Don Lee Harris 
John T. Maides 
(Donald B. Strong) 

Roger V. Elliott 
Bruce D. Taylor 
Penny E. Dollar 
M. Eugene Tyson 
Paul B. Scott, Jr. 
Frank I. Lloyd, Jr. 
H. Gray Southern 
(W.N. Fulford) 
Charles F. Rehfus 
Edward P. Armstrong 
Walter C. Feltman 
[2] Dwight C. Jarvis 
Charles L. Pollock 
(B. Fallon Melvin) 
(Foster L. Reynolds) 
(Emmit C. McCall) 
Clyde B. Cheezum 
(Richard J. Derreth) 
H. Arthur Phillips, Jr. 
(John R. Woodard, Jr. ) 
(Fredrick E. Fairbanks) 
J. Quinton Covington, Jr, 




































J. Thomas Smith, District Superintendent 

P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, N. C. 27605 


Bethlehem-Shady Grove [2J 



St. Francis 

White Plains 

Clayton [2] 


Franklinton [3J 



St. Andrews 



Holly Springs 

Jerusalem-Zion [2j 


Leah's Chapel- Shiloh [2] 


Louisburg Circuit [2] 

Macon [3J 

Middleburg [3J 

Jack M. Benfield 
(Charles R. Cooper) 

James H. Miller, Jr. 
Everette J. France 
J. Cameron West 
Samuel D. McMillan, Jr. 
Ellen Hope Metcalf 
William C. Spencer 
Carson 0. Wiggins 
Geraldine D. Ingram 
Jerry T. Smith 

Clyde H. Dunn 
Paul L. Leeland 
A. Gene Cobb, Jr. 
Dennis P. Levin 
(David A. Wyant) 
LaVerne B. Womack, Jr. 
Bobby P. Tyson 
(Mark C. Mooney) 
W. Stanley Smith 
Joseph J. Grimes 
(Jonathan E. Strother) 
Leon J. Pernell 

20 1 




Mt. Carmel-Hermon [2] 
Mt. Zion 
Plank Chapel 
Avent Ferry 
Benson Memorial 
Edenton Street 

Hayes Barton 


Minister of Visitation 

Jenkins Memorial 
Layden Memorial 
North Raleigh 
Pleasant Grove 
St. James 

St. Marks 


Wesley Memorial 
Wilson Temple 
Trinity-Piney Grove [2] 
Union Chapel 
Vance [2J 
Wake Forest 
Warren [2] 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial 

James L. Reavis, Jr, 
John H. Crum 
James A. Williams 
Henry W. Lee 

David E. Brownlee 
Glenda N. Johnson 

C. Clyde Tucker 
Alvester I. Gales 
Wallace H. Kirby 
Leonard F. Doucette 
W. D. Sabiston, III 
F. Owen Fitzgerald 
Michele R. Wellons 
R. Keith Glover 
John M. Cline 

Neil H. Thompson 
Sherwood A. Godwin 
Gayla G. Estes 
W. M. Jeffries, Sr. 
Jay E. Clark 
Rodney G. Hamm 

D. Douglas Jessee 
J. C. Loy 

John H. White 
Suzanna R. Helms 
Thomas A. Collins 
Murry L. DeHart, Jr. 
W. Eric Carson 
J. Claude Chaffin 
Kenneth B. Sexton 
William E. Cummings 
(A. J. Eure, Jr. ) 
(James W. White) 
(John M. Bowman) 
Helen G. Crotwell 
(Kevin P. Stroop) 
James L. Summey 
Danny G. Allen 
Henry N. Lovelace 















































William W. Sherman, Jr., District Superintended 

P.O. Box 639, Rockingham, N. C. 28379 


Caldonia [2j 


Ellerbe [2] 

Fairmont: Trinity [2] 

Fletcher's Chapel-St .Peter 



St. Peter 

Laurel Hill 



Galilee [2] 

St. Luke 

Asbury-Pineview [2J 

Branch Street 

Chestnut Street 

Mt. Olive Parish [2] 

Lumberton Circuit [3] 

St.George-Piney Grove [3] 

St. Paul 

Mt. Zion-Wall's Chapel [2] 

Virgil B. Huffman 
Richard L. Stone, III 
William E. Braswell 
(James E. Caviness, Jr.) 
Robert F. Moore 
[2] (David 0. Malloy) 

Ruth M. Harper 
William C. Simpson, Jr. 
(James E. Malloy, Jr.) 
Maurice E. Nason, Jr. 

H. William Green 
Ben H. Wilson, III 
Theodore V. Carter 
James C. Lee 

Charles H. Mewborn 
Jerry Lowry 
Edward F. Smith 
(Jimmy F. Cummings) 
Bobby L. Privette 

James H. McCallum 
(Emma R. McLean) 
William M. Presnell 
(Howard E. Anderson, III) 













Norman [3J 

Parkton [2J 

Pembroke: First-Calvary [2] 

Pembroke Circuit [3J 

Philadelphia-Cool Springs [2] 


Rhyne Memorial 


Robeson Co.Coop.Min. [3J 




Pee Dee 

Roberdel [3] 

St. Paul-Beaver Dam [2] 

Trinity-Zion [2] 


Ashpole-Hickory Grove [2] 

Cedar Grove-Salem [2] 


Pleasant Grove-Fairview [2] 

St. John-Gibson [2] 

St. Pauls 

Snead's Grove 


(Donnie G. Davis) 
Kenneth E. Beane 
L. Ray Sparrow 
(Robert A. Fairley) 
(Eldrick R. Davis) 
Robert L. Mangum 
William James Locklear 

(Thomas B. Bacote) 
Alvin J. Morris 
Simeon F. Cummings 
(Kenneth W. Locklear) 

Samuel H. Brown 
H. F. Leatherman 
William F. Clements 
Lester C. Bissette 
(George M. Marsh, Jr.) 
(Robert L. Carpenter) 
Timothy J. Hazen 
Lee A. Phillips 

S. Dufrene Cummings 
(E. M. McNair) 
Amos H. Stone 
David E. Hunt 
John D. Butson 
(L. Graham Royall) 
Leonard E. Mayo 
(Donald M. Dawkins) 









































Jack L. Hunter, District Superintendent - 4 

3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 




Calvary [3] 



Elm City 


Evansdale-Black Creek [2] 

Gaston [3J 

Halifax [3J 

Hawkins-Tabor [2] 



Lucama-Sims [2] 


Milwaukee [3J 

Mount PLeasant 

Mount Zion 

Nash [3J 


Northampton [33 


Red Oak [2J 

Rich Square 

Roanoke [2] 




Clark Street 





St. Paul 

Samuel S. Moore 
(David S. Fischler) 
John T. Smith 
C. Dubois Schutt 
C. Wade Goldston 
Charles B. Owens 
John C. Andrews 
Robert W. Morgan 
Wade A. Mullikin 
(Everette E. Bryan) 
Howard M. Wilkinson 
Bobby E. Smith 
(Barry M. White) 
Thomas L. Sweeley 
(Milton B. Collier) 
Sidney G. Boone 
H. W. Burnside 
(Charles J. Robl, III) 
H. Warren Casiday 
(Jesse V . Bone, Jr. ) 
James E. Sutton 
Roger E. Thompson 
Robert C. Redmond 
Stephen F. S. Strock 
William E. Worley 
John D. Mitchell 

E.M. Thompson, Jr. 
David S. McAdams 
Norwood L. Jones 

(John M. Crowe) 
L. T. Wilson 
Reginald W. Ponder 
James D. Bell 
Woody L. Davis 
George D. Speake 
































Rocky Mount Parish [3J 

Sandy Cross 

Scotland Neck 

Seaboard [4] 


Spring-Garysbury [3] 

Spring Hope [2] 


St. James 

West Halifax [2J 
Whitakers [2] 



West Nash 


A. Ray Broadwell 
Floyd R. Morrow, Jr. 
Rick A. Moser 
Brooks Patten 
Johnny H. Branch 
Mark W. Wethington 
Dennis M. Goodwin 

(H. Groves Barnes) 
Kelly J. Wilson, Jr. 
Charles M. Cook 
Rachel T. Moser 
R. Russell Blake 

H. Langill Watson 
(Richard T. Clayton) 
R. Harry Jordan 
Jean L. Hood 
John L. Jansen 




James C. P. Brown, District Superintendent - 1 

905 Spring Lane, Sanford, N.C. 27330 

Aberdeen: Page Memorial [2] 

Aberdeen: Lighthouse 

Asbury-Bethlehem [2] 

Biscoe-Bascom's [2] 

Bonlee [3] 






Chatham-Zion [2] 

Glendon [4] 


Jones Chapel 

Lemon Springs 

Love joy-Macedonia [2] 

Merritts-Ebenezer [2] 

Moncure-Buckhorn [2] 

Morris Chapel 

Mt. Gilead: First [2] 

Mt. Pleasant-Grove-Chapel [31 

Pekin [4] 

Pinebluff [3] 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove [3] 

Pittsboro: First 

Pittsboro Circuit [2] 

Pleasant Hill [2] 

Popular Springs-Memphis [2] 

Robbins: Tabernacle 

Sandhills [3] 


St. Luke 

Trinity-Hickory Mtn.[2] 
Sanford Circuit [3J 


West End 
Silk Hope [3J 


Southern Pines 


Troy: Trinity 

Troy Circuit [4] 

Vass [2] 

West End [2] 

J. Donald Phillips 
(Titus Locklear) 
P. Mark Nanney 
James W. Hamilton 
David C. Wade 
Hope Morgan Ward 
David H. Francis 
J. Lloyd Spencer 
Joseph K. Bostick 
(William F. Williams) 
(C. Scott Parsons) 
(Jefferson W. Davis) 
Angus M. Cameron 
Shelley A. Fogleman 
Thomas G. Melvin 
Tommy G. Privette 
James G. White, Jr. 
Jerry Dean Lewis 
(David P. Sparrow) 
G. Paul Phillips, III 
William B. Starnes 
(James H. Eastin) 
J. B. Helms, Jr. 
L. Jan Fogleman 
F. Gerald Peterson 
Ray T. Gooch 
Morris L. Barber 
(C. James Church) 
Wallace M. Ellis 
(Michael Amory) 

Ben C. Rouse 
William H. Gattis 
Barry Lee Lane 
Charles S. Hubbard 
(Leroy Spells) 

Travis W. Owen 
(W. Thomas Smith) 
(Jeffrey J. Marshall) 
Argel H. Payne 
W. Edward Privette 
Joseph W. Forbes 
J. Edward Morrison 
John H. Dutton, Jr. 
H. M. Chrismon 
Robert H. Ray 






























































Vernon C. Tyson, District Superintendent - 3 

2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 

Bethel-Lebanon [2] 
Bladen [4] 
Bolivia [2J 
Bolton-Shiloh [2] 
Burgaw [2] 
Carolina Beach 
Carver's Creek 
Chadbourn-Evergreen [2] 
Clarkton [3] 
Dublin [2] 

Elizabethtown: Trinity 
Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo [2] 
Garland [4j 

Harrells: Centenary 
Lake Waccamaw 
Ocean View 
Old Dock [4] 
Riegelwood [2J 
Rocky Point [3J 
Scott's Hill [2] 
Shallotte: Camp 
Shallotte Circuit [3] 

Tabor City: St. Paul 
Wesley's Chapel 

Whiteville Circuit [2] 
Fifth Avenue 

Oleander-Devon Park [2] 
Pine Valley 
St. John-Smith [2j 
Sunset Park 
Wesley Memorial 

Wrightsville Beach 

George C. Smith 
Ira H. Smith 
(Tracie Varnum) 
(Charles J. Hause) 
Lester P. Jackson 
(Gerald R. Massey) 
Jo-Ann M. Oulton 
(Robert E. Rattz) 
(Roger A. Blaisdell) 
Lawrence J. Bridges 
H. Fred Davis 
Ralph M. Hill 
(William R. King) 
J. Neal Salter, Jr. 
M. Francis Daniel 
R. Leon Crossno 
Juli J. Smith 
James R. Oliver 
Charles W. Luckeydoo 
(Robert H. Hargrove) 
(C. Everette Price, Jr.) 
Benjamin F. Musser 
Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 
(Maurice L. Lancaster) 
David L. Moe 
(Leon M. Brock) 
P. D. Midgette, III 
(J. S. Huggins, III) 
E. C. Lancaster 
(William E. Bailey) 
John S. Paschal 
(J. Rodney Lane) 

(W. Christopher Aydlett) 
Homer E. Morris 
Francis C. Bradshaw 
L. M. Peele, Jr. 
Billy F. Seate 
(John A. Campbell) 
Robert J. Rudd 
Milton T. Mann 
M. Whitfield Warren, Jr. 
(J. Talbert Madison, Jr.) 
Edward F. Hill, II 
William M. Wells, Jr. 
Pearl G. West 
































































68. What ordained ministers are appointed beyond the local church for the 
ensuing year: 
a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (439. 1a, c)? 

Adams, Dennis M. (FA) - Ca 

St. Andrews CC 
Baldridge, Robert L. (RA) 

Ministries; Raleigh 
Bergland, John K. (DU) - 

Inc.; Durham: Trini 
Bethea, Joseph B. (RA) - 

Coordinator of Mini 
Bideaux, Rene 0. (SA) - As 

Ministries, Nationa 
Brown, Wesley F. (DU) - A 

School, Duke Univer 
Bryant, Charles V. (RA) - 

Ministries; Raleigh 
Bunn, Paul Grayson (RO) - 

Lumberton: Chestnut 

mpus Minister, Methodist College: Fayetteville: 

- Associate Director, Conference Council on 

; Highland CC 

Exec. Vice-Pres., The Methodist Foundation, 

ty CC 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and 

sterial Relations; Wilson Temple CC 

sociate General Secretary, Board of Global 

1 Division; Aberdeen: Page Memorial CC 

ssistant to Dean for Development, Divinity 

sity; Durham: Parkwood CC 

Associate Director, Conference Council on 
: Hayes Barton CC 

Administrator, Wesley Pines Retirement Home; 
Street CC 


Byrd, Douglas L. (RA) - Director of Public Relations and Planned Giving, 

Methodist Home for Children; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
Byrd, Nathan H. (DU) - Director of Public Relations, Methodist Retirement 

Homes, Inc.; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Campbell, Dennis M. (DU) - Dean, Divinity School, Duke University; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
Chandler, George P. (FA) - Professor, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; 

Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
Cox, Richard Lewis (DU) - Dean for Residential Life, Duke University; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
Estes, J. Harvey (RA) - Church and Community Worker, Walnut Terrace Child 

Development Center; Raleigh: Layden Memorial CC 
Farmer, John A. (NB) - Manager/Director, Camp Don Lee; Pamlico Parish CC 
Fisher, Albert F. (DU) - Director, Rural Church Section, The Duke 

Endowment; Durham: Epworth CC 
Fox, Douglas E. (RA) - Campus Minister, Wesley Foundation, Winston-Salem; 

Raleigh: Avent Ferry CC 
Garrison, J. William (RA) - Missionary to Brazil; Raleigh: Edenton Street 

Hill, A. P., Jr. (RA) - Associate Director, Conference Council on 

Ministries; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
Hobbs, John W. (GR) - Approved Evangelist; Bethel CC 
Ingram, 0. Kelly (RA) - Professor, Divinity School, Duke 

University (Sabbatical) ; Franklinton CC 
Joyce, David C. (BU) - Campus Minister, Pfeiffer College; West Burlington 

King, A. Kimsey, Jr. (DU) - Administrator, The Methodist Retirement Home 

of Durham; Durham: Epworth CC 
Knott, T. Garland (FA) - Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay 

Street CC 
Little, Brooks B. (DU) - Director of Archives and History, SEJ Council on 

Ministries; Durham: Bethany CC 
Lowdermilk, William P. (FA) - Vice President, Methodist College; 

Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
Mann, W. Joseph (RA) - Campus Minister and Director of Wesley Foundation, 

North Carolina State University; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
McDonald, Walter N. (RA) - Professor, Louisburg College; Louisburg CC 
McKita, Carleton P. (RM) - Vice President for Development, North Carolina 

Wesleyan College; Rocky Mount: First CC 
Megill, George C. (GO) - Missionary to Brazil; Goldsboro: St. Luke CC 
Mickey, Paul A. (DU) - Associate Professor, Divinity School, Duke 

University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Miller, James Fogle (WI) - Staff, General Board of Discipleship, 

Nashville, TN; Wilmington: Grace CC 
Mitchell, C. Maness (RA) - Managing Director, Methodist Ministers Credit 

Union; Raleigh: Westover CC 
Osborn, Robert T. (DU) - Professor, Department of Religion, Duke 

University; Durham: Asbury Temple CC 
Porter, Ernest R. (RA) - Executive Director, Conference Council on 

Ministries; Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
Richey, Russell E. (DU) - Associate Professor, Theological School, Drew 

University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Rickards, James P. (RA) - Coordinator, National Conference on Ministry to 

the Armed Forces; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
Robinson, Charles K. (DU) - Associate Professor, Divinity School, Duke 

University; Durham: Trinity CC 
Safley, Michael W. (RA) - Associate Director, Conference Council on 

Ministries; Cary: White Plains CC 
Simonton, C. Alison, Jr. (R0) - Editor, NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 

ADVOCATE; Lumberton: Chestnut Street CC 
Stafford, Sidney E. (RA) - Chaplain and Professor, Louisburg College; 

Louisburg CC 
Stark, Rufus H., II (RA) - Administrator, Methodist Home for Children; 

Edenton St. CC 
Steinrnetz, David C. (DU) - Professor, Divinity School, Duke University: 

Durham: Trinity CC 
Stone, W. Denver (DU) - Missionary to Malaysia; Durham: Asbury Temple CC 
Tyson, Tommy (BU) - Approved Evangelist; Carrboro CC 
Warren, James H. (GR) - Producer, Bicentennial Sunday Night Event for 

General Conference; Greenville: Jarvis CC 
Warren, James I., Jr. (RA) - Professor, Scarritt College; Raleigh: St. 

James CC 


Weaver, Walter P. (FA) - Professor, Florida Southern College; 

Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
Wentz, W. Allen, Jr. (RA) - Associate Director, Conference Council on 

Ministries; Raleigh: Highland CC 
Williams, John E. (RM) - Approved Evangelist; Wilson: West Nash CC 
Williams, Johnnie J. (DU) - Assistant Director, Rural Church Section, the 

Duke Endowment; Durham: Epworth CC 
Wilson, Kelly J., Ill (DU) - Chaplain, Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.; 

Mt. Sylvan CC 
Wilson, Robert L. (DU) - Research Professor of Church and Society, 

Divinity School, Duke University; Durham: Epworth CC 
Womack, Samuel J. (FA) - Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: 

Haymount CC 
Yow, Thomas S., Ill (RA) - Assistant to the President, Louisburg College; 

Louisburg CC 
Wynn, Samuel (RO) - Program Coordinator, Four Corners Native American 

Ministry, Shiprock, NM; Rowland: Pleasant Grove - Fairview CC 

b) To extension ministries (Par. 439.1b, c)? 

Aitken, P. Wesley (DU) - Chaplain, Medical Center, Duke University; 

Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. (FA) - Chaplain, U.S. Air Force; Fayetteville: 

Camp Ground CC 
Black, Bobby C. (DU) - Chaplain, U. S. Air Force; Durham: Aldersgate CC 
Blue, John R. (DU) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Mt. Sylvan CC 
Cherry, Corbin L. (EC) - Chaplain, Veterans Administration; Hertford CC 
Cottingham, John G. (SA) - Chaplain, U. S. Army; Goldston CC 
Daniels, Franklin D. (RA) - Chaplain, U.S. Army; Raleigh:Edenton Street CC 
Dickens, Jan J. (EC) - Chaplain, U.S. Air Force; Murfreesboro CC 
Forringer, Julie B. (DU) - Pastoral Counselor, Family Counseling Service; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
Funkhouser, Morton L. (EC) - Chaplain, U. S. Air Force; Aulander CC 
Gum, Donald F. (BU) - Director of Pastoral Care, Wesley Long Community 

Hospital and Greensboro College; Bethel CC 
Hall, Stephen B. (SA) - Chaplain, U. S. Navy; Morris Chapel CC 
Harris, Robert G., Jr. (DU) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Durham; 

Parkwood CC 
Hill, Leon E. (GO) - Chaplain, U. S. Air Force; Pine Level CC 
Jernigan, Julius 0. (RM) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Saint Andrews CC 
Johnson, Harvey B. (BU) - Administrator and Chaplain, Moravian Home, 

Inc.; Graham: First CC 
Maddry, Hubert A., Jr. (DU) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Durham: Asbury 

Maness, Tracy A. (FA) - Chaplain, U. S. Army; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
Maultsby, J. Alexander, III (WI) - Chaplain, U. S. Navy; Whiteville CC 
Moorman, Julian P. (RA) - Chaplain, N. C. Department of Correction; 

Raleigh: Benson Memorial CC 
Murphy, Miles, Jr. (RO) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Red Springs: Rhyne 

Memorial CC 
Oxendine, Milford, Jr. (RO) - Chaplain, U. S. Navy; Rowland: Pleasant 

Grove-Fairview CC 
Pearsall, John S. (WI) - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Rocky Point CC 
Shannonhouse, Richard D. (RM) - Director of Pastoral Care, West Nebraska 

General Hospital; Woodland CC 
Stanfield, Edwin Douglas (DU) - Chaplain, U. S. Navy; Durham: Epworth CC 
Thompson, Leo C. (RA) - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Mental Health 

Associates; Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
Waggoner, James M. (RA) - Chief of Chaplaincy Services, Division of Youth 

Services, N. C. Department of Human Resources; Raleigh: St. Marks 

Wilson, A. J., Ill (RA) - Director of Pastoral Services, Moccasin Bend 

Mental Health Institute, Chattanooga, TN ; Raleigh: Edenton Street 


c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of Par 439. Id? 

Alexander, Gayle T. (BU) - Clinical Social Worker, Alamance-Caswell 
Mental Health Center; Burlington: Front Street CC 

Alexander, J. C, Jr. (BU) - Associate Professor, Western Carolina 
University; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 


Brown, Philip S. (SA) - Executive Director, Episcopal Home for the 

Ageing; Southern Pines CC 
Browning, Paul C. (NB) - Executive Director, Harrison House, Inc., 

Christiana, PA; Morehead City: First CC 
Byers, Leonard C, II (BU) - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, 

Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby; St. Luke's CC 
Chandler, Daniel Ross (DU) - Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, N J : 

Durham: Asbury CC 
Cyr, Ronald D. (GR) - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Center, Kinston; 

Kinston: Queen Street CC 
Danek, Thomas A. (SA) - Administrator for Juvenile Division 

Administrative Office of the Courts; Pittsboro: First CC 
Daniel, David E. (RA) - President, Wilkes Community College; Louisburg CC 
Desrosiers, Norman A. (DU) - Psychiatrist, Lexington County Mental Health 

Center, Columbia, SC; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Draper, H. Dennis, Jr. (RM) - Substance Abuse Program Supervisor, Halifax 

Mental Health Center; Spring-Garysburg CC 
Glass, J. Conrad, Jr. (RA) - Associate Professor, North Carolina State 

University; Raleigh: St. James CC 
Goldfinch, Albert E., Jr. (RA) - Assistant Chief Counselor, Ejercita de 

Salvacion, San Jose, Costa Rica; Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. (FA) - Chaplain, Iredell Memorial Hospital, 

Statesville; Cumberland CC 
Johnson, C. Reginald (GR) - Associate Professor and Director of 

Supervised ministries, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY; Greenville: 

Jarvis Memorial CC 
McMillan, J. Samuel (GO) - Director, His High Places, Banner Elk; 

Goldsboro: St. Paul CC 
Nagel, Donald C. (RA) - Assistant Professor, UNC School of Medicine, 

Asheville; Cary: First CC 
Ormond, John K., Jr. (RA) - Counselor and Director, Center for Growth and 

Development, Raleigh; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
Pace, James H. (BU) - Assistant Professor, Elon College; Burlington: 

Front Street CC 
Potter, Benjamin F., Jr. (DU) - Clinical Psychology Intern, Broughton 

Hospital, Morganton; Durham: Aldersgate CC 
Price, Robert E. (RM) - Assistant Professor, Springfield College, Mass.; 

Rocky Mount: First CC 
Reed, John E. (DU) - Professor, College of the Ozarks; Durham Parish CC 
Richardson, Allen (WI) - Chaplain. Columbus County Hospital; Tabor City 

Scroggs, Robin J. (RA) - Professor, Chicago Theological Seminary; 

Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
Sharpe, William G., IV. (BU) - Chaplain, Elon College; Burlington: Front 

Street CC 
Starnes, James A. (WI) - Instructor/Counselor, Southeastern Community 

College; Whiteville CC 
Stokes, John L., Ill (WI) - Assistant to Academic Dean, University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington; Wilmington: Wesley Memorial CC 
Tingle, James A. (NB) - Director, Coastal Counseling Center, Inc.; 

Pamlico Parish CC 
Willingham, Malcolm C. (RO) - Director, Samaritan, Inc.; Richmond County; 

Rockingham: First CC 
Woodock, Eldon G. (DU) - Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, NY; Durham: 

Carr CC 

d) To attend school (439. te)? 
(1) Probationary Members: 

Allred, Susan Lutz (BU) - CPE Intern, N. C. Memorial Hospital; Chapel 

Hill: University CC 
Cribb, Jerry Wayn (RO) - Divinity School, Duke University; Rockingham: 

West CC 
Dameron, Rebecca Jane (RA) - Candler School of Theology, Emory 

University; Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
Felton, Gayle Carlton (RM) - Graduate School, Department of Religion, 

Duke University; Pinetops CC 
Hunt, David Earl (RO) - Divinity School, Duke University; Robeson County 

Cooperative Ministry CC 
Jenkins, David 0. (NB) - University of Notre Dame; Oriental CC 


Marshall, Andrew Murdock (SA) - Divinity School, Duke University; 

Chatham-Zion CC 
Paxton, Roger D. (RA) - CPE Intern, N.C. Memorial Hospital; Holly Springs 

Radford, Jack Russell (RA) - Divinity School, Duke University; Raleigh: 

Asbury CC 
Smith, Cheryl Jones (RA) - Resident, Life Enrichment Center; Louisburg CC 

(2) Members in Full Connection: 

Eason, Steven Phillip (EC) - CPE Resident, Tidewater Pastoral Counseling 

Services, Inc., Norfolk, Va.; Moyock CC 
Settle, Donald T. (DU) - School of Communication, UNC-CH; Durham: Trinity 


69. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year 
(Par. 310)? 

Argo, David Anthony - Director of Music, Haymount UMC, Fayetteville, NC 
Biddle, Margaret Anne - Director of Christian Education, Front Street 

UMC, Burlington, NC 
Davenport, Laura - Program Coordinator, First UMC, Wilson, NC 
Estes, Barbara Eve - Director of Music, First UMC, Rocky Mount, NC 
Gantz, Phyllis Louise - Program Director, Benson Memorial UMC, Raleigh, 

Garrison, Robert H., Jr. - Church Business Administrator, Hayes Barton 

UMC, Raleigh, NC 
Jacobs, Harold Dean - Director of Music/Education, Prospect UMC, Maxton, 

Johnson, Marilyn - Director of Music, Garber UMC, New Bern, NC 
Jones, Bonnie - Director of Music, Duke University, Durham, NC 
Norton, Mary Jane Pierce - Director of Christian Education, Board of 

Discipliship, Nashville, TN. 
O'Connor Tacoma - Associate in Christian Education, Carr UMC, Durham, NC 
Penley, W. Donald - Executive Director, Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., 

Durham, NC 
Searles, Roger Frank - Director of Music, Saint Paul UMC, Goldsboro, NC 
Stocks, Lois Hardee - Director of Music, Salem UMC, Simpson, NC 
Vaughan, Stephen Walton, II. - Associate in Education/Music, Saint James 

UMC, Greenville, NC 
Walker, Wanda Gail - Director of Christian Education, First UMC, Hamlet, 

Weisser, William James - Director of Music, Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, 

Williams, Richard Jerome - Director of Christian Education, Centenary 

UMC, Smithfield, NC 
Womack, Leslie Castle - Leave of Absence 

70. What other personal notations should be made? None 

71. Where shall the next Conference Session be held? 

Methodist College, Fayetteville, N.C. 

Certificate of Consecration 

This is to certify that I, William R. Cannon, one of the Bishops of the 
United Methodist Church at Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College, 
Fayetteville, North Carolina, on June 8, 1983, did consecrate Diaconal 
Minister as follows: 

Ann Marie Glisson 
Bishop William R. Cannon 

Certificate of Ordination 

This is to certify that I, William R. Cannon, one of the Bishops 

of the United Methodist Church at Methodist College in Fayetteville, 

North Carolina, on June 5, 1983, did ordain DEACONS as follows: 

Frank Bruce Allen Maurice Lew Lancaster 

Susan Lutz Allred Jerry Lowry 

Jesse Brunson Andrew Murdock Marshall 

Jerry Wayne Cribb David Sargent McAdams, Jr. 

Rebecca Jane Dameron Ellen Hope Metcalf 

Edgar George Elkins Charles Bruce Owens 

Gayle Carlton Felton Jack Russell Radford 

David Henry Francis Jeffrey Clarke Rose 

Richard Burke Haverly, Jr. Thomas Lynn Sweeley 

Gregory Allen Howard John Albert Trotter 

David Earl Hunt Karen Hirschi Whitaker 

James Richard Huskins Susanna Lynn Williams 

Bishop William R. Cannon 

Certificate of Ordination 

This is to certify that I, William R. Cannon, one of the Bishops 

of the United Methodist Church at Methodist College in Fayetteville, 

North Carolina, on June 5, 1983, did ordain ELDERS as follows: 

Ralph Martin Armstong, III Geraldine Dysart Ingram 

James Douglas Bell George Allen Jones 

Ralph Alan Brown John Mark Kasper 

Rufus Ernest Butner, III Mark Hodges Kennedy, Jr. 

Charles Marvin Cook Barry Lee Lane 

John Quinton Covington, Jr. Susan Clayton Lindblade 

William Edward Cummings William James Locklear 

Penny Elizabeth Dollar Benny Ray Melvin 

Dennis Melvin Goodwin Thomas Greene Melvin 

Henry Boone Grant, Jr. Susan Lynn Pate 

Alvin Matthew Home 

Bishop William R. Cannon 



"Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, 
saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and 
their works do follow them." 

1982- 1983 

Ministers Who Have Died During The Year 

Shirley Judge Starnes 
B. B. Slaughter, Sr. 
Smith Jameson Jones 
R. Grady Dawson 
Joe Clyde Dunn 
La Fon C. Vereen 
to. Carleton Wilson 
William Alton Tew 
Eugene C. Crawford 
Samuel L. Townsend 
Hubert R. Ashmore 
Jonathan C. Hill 
Walter C. Ball 
Oscar M. Graham 











































Ministers' Wives Who Have Died During The Year 

Mildred C. Brantley 
Pearl Harris Smith 
Lucy Tillett Dunn 
[Catherine B. Ball 
Gail Soules Bradley 
Lalin E. Ashmore 
Hannan C. Brown 
Annie C. Maness 
Esther Davis Hall 
Anna Bell Morris Fields 




























April 25, 



Shirley Judge Starnes was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina, on 
October 3, 1893, to William Benson and Mollie Threatt Starnes. He spent 
his early years in Union County, North Carolina, where his family moved 
soon after his birth. There he met and courted Daisy Brantley, and in 1916 
he eloped with her in a horse and buggy. They moved to Lumberton where he 
worked on the newspaper until he heard God's call to the ministry. He 
received nis first appointment in 1921 and remained faithful in service 
until God called him to join the Saints in Heaven on June 16, 1982. 

I have never known anyone more full of life and dedication until the 
very end, nor have I seen a purer faith than that which he demonstrated 
every day. Three months before his death, he was informed that the 
inevitable progress of a cancer would not allow him much more time on this 
earth. He accepted the news with profouna faith in his Lord, and proclaimed 
that he was prepared and, in fact, looking forward with joy to his reunion 
with his dear wife, Daisy, and two of their seven children, Mary Elizabeth 
and Rachel Mae. And death itself came for him as a beautiful experience 
rather than a tradegy. On the day of his death, he walked into the 
hospital unafraid. He and another minister, who happened to be his 
hospital roommate, knelt beside their beds and shared a prayer. He then 
returned to his bed and peacefully answered God's call to eternity. 

He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. N. R. Manning of Burlington, 
Mrs. S. T. Dorthy of Durham, Mrs. Edward F. Byrd of Graham, two sons: S. J. 
Starnes, Jr., of Wilminton, Delaware, and this writer, Dr. William S. 
Starnes, of Pittsboro; two brothers: Herman Starnes, of Monroe, and Roscoe 
Starnes of Charlotte; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a 
host of friends and loved ones wherever he has been. His funeral service 
was conducted at Davis Street United Methodist Church in Burlington by the 
Reverends Wilbur I. Jackson and Barney L. Davidson. The love and esteem in 
which he was held was very appropriately witnessed to by the cordon of his 
fellow ministers who flanked the church steps as the service concluded. 
His body was laid to rest in Alamance Memorial Park, beside Daisy. 

During his sixty-one years of service, he held thirteen appointments 
in the Effective Relationship, one as a Retired Supply, and a final 
position as Pastor Emeritus and Visiting Minister, as follows: East Roxboro 
Longhurst, Millbrook Circuit, Yanceyville, Roanoke Rapids, Raleigh: 
Central, Aberdeen, Williamston, Durham Circuit, Mount Gilead, Burlington: 
Davis Street, Fuquay Springs, Wilmington: Sunset Park, Editor of N.C. 
Christian Advocate, Shiloh [Retired Supply], and Pastor Emeritus at 
Burlington: Davis Street. In addition, he was the author of many poems and 
two books. 

He always took an active role of service in the functions of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference, serving for many years as Secretary of the 
Conference Board of Missions and Church Extension. He cherished his 
relationship to the Conference and to all the ministers and lay persons 
whom he knew and loved so well. His perfect attendance record reflected 
that relationship and took him to his last session, which ended one week 
before his death. His dedication was further reflected by the fact he 
traveled to Monroe to participate in a funeral even after the Conference 
had ended and life was surely ebbing away. 

Perhaps his greatest weakness was that he never learned to relax and 
move from the pressures and cares of ministry - even for a brief moment. 
He gave himself so utterly and profoundly to this sacred call that it was 
his vocation, his hobby, his world view, his motivation - in short; his 
life. In my fifty years of shared experiences with him, I cannot recall a 


single incident when he was not totally and completely God's devoted 
minister. I would not claim perfection for my father, as I would not for 
any person save Jesus, but I repeat what I had the privilege of saying in 
the installation sermon when he was appointed Pastor Emeritus of Davis 
Street Church: "He was always and forever as good a man as he knew how to 
be." Someone once said of Winston Churchill, "I wish I were smart enough 
just to make his mistakes." I would change the sense of that slightly in 
saying of my father, "I wish I were spiritually strong enough just to 
match the lesser moments of his commitment to his Lord." 

My father provided a great legacy of spiritual testimony to his 
family, the Conference, the communities where he served, and to countless 
others whose lives he touched and often healed. There can be no better 
summation of his earthly sojourn than the words of St. Paul, which he 
quoted so often: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I 
have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of 
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on 
that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 

William B.Starnes 




Baxter B. Slaughter was born in the surpassingly beautiful rolling 
hills and plains of Person County, near Roxboro, born into a family 
heritage, rich in Methodist tradition, notable in accomplishments in 
commerce, education and the arts, born into an environment of caring 
relationships to the world which grew out of deep religious conviction. 
Born in the year 1883, March 21, the son of Jacob Wiggins and Malinda 
Elizabeth Phillpott Slaughter. He began his formal eduation at Whitsette 
Institute (1904-5) and Jefferson Academy (1906-08) and was graduated from 
Trinity College, Durham, N.C., 1913. 

Called of God to the ministry of the Methodist Church, he was admitted 
into trial membership in the North Carolina Conference in 1912, and in 1916 
was received into full connection and ordained elder. During forty two 
years of active ministry he served ten appointments: Murf reesboro, Clark 
St., Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Farmville, Oriental, First Church, Morehead 
City, Lumberton, First Church, Rockingham, and St. Paul, Durham. Twice he 
was called upon to serve in the District Superintendency , the Elizabeth 
City District, 1935-41 and the New Bern District, 1945-51. A man of gentle 
nature and uncommon wisdom, he was called upon for service in a wide range 
of Conference endeavors: District Missionary Secretary, Chairman, Committee 
on Rural Policy, Treasurer, Conference Brotherhood and as a member of the 
Board Of Education, Boara of Ministerial Training, and the Commission of 
World Service and Finance. He was a delegate to the 1938 and 1948 General 

He was blessed by marriage to Elma Grimes Slaughter in 1913. Into 
that union three children were born, Anne Walker Flowers, Baxter Boone and 
Grimes Gibbons Slaughter. No ministerial couple ever exceeded them in 
devotion to one another and in a marvelous teamwork of ministry spanning 
half a century. Their home was truly a haven of blessing, bringing joy to 
unnumbered ministers and lay persons and youth throughout their years, who 
with deep affection were honored to be claimed by "Ma and Pa" Slaughter. 

He died on July 4, 1982, having attained ninety nine years of age. 
Funeral services were held by Rev. John Poe and Rev. Berry Barber, at St. 


Paul United Methodist Church, July 6, 1982 and he was laid to rest beside 
his beloved wife in Maplewood Cemetary, Durham. Well done, good and 
faithful servant. You richly blessed us by your presence here. 

H. Langill Watson 


Smith Jameson Jones, Jr. was born June 21, 1929, in Winchester, 
Kentucky. A resident of Kentucky during his youth, he was educated at the 
University of Kentucky, Garrett Biblical Institute, and Vanderbilt 
University. He held the B.A., B.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt. He 
received L.H.D. and D.D. degrees from Depauw and Florida Southern 

He served as President of the National Conference of Methodist Youth 
(1949-1953), and then on the staff of the Board of Education. During that 
time he edited Power , Concern , ajid Motive magazines. From 1961-1966 he was 
on the faculty of Garrett Biblical Institute. From 1966-1969 he was pastor 
of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle, Indiana. From 
1969-1981 he was President of The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, 
Colorado. From 1981 until his death in 1982 he was dean of The Divinity 
School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 

He died unexpectedly of cardiovascular disease on July 18, 1982, at 
his home in Durham. Memorial services were held at Duke Chapel, Durham, 
North Carolina, and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Littleton, 
Colorado. Officiating at the Duke service were Dr. Thomas A. Langford, 
Bishop Dwight E. Loder, Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson, President Terry Sanford, 
Bishop William R. Cannon, and the Reverend F. Belton Joyner. Officiating 
at the St. Andrew service were the Reverend E. Russell Brown, the Reverend 
Wesley Kendall, Dr. Harvey H. Potthoff, and Mr. R. S. Doenges. 

Dr. Jones was married to the former Bonnie Schuldt of Iowa. Survivors 
include his wife, his father, S. J. Jones, Sr., Lexington, Kentucky, his 
brother, Robert E. Jones, Lexington, Kentucky; two sons, Scott of Dallas, 
Texas, and Greg, of Durham, North Carolina; one daughter, Shelley Nolde, 
Monte Vista, Colorado; one foster daughter, Jani Tsurumi, Denver, Colorado; 
one grandson, Jameson Reece Jones, Dallas, Texas; and two foster 
granddaughters, Yoshie and Hisae Tsurumi. 

Dr. Jones was president of the University Senate of The United 
Methodist Church, the professional advisory agency for all educational 
institutions related to the denomination. He had been president of the 
Association of United Methodist Theoligical Schools, and was a General 
Conference delegate in 1968, 1970, 1972, 1976, and 1980. He also was 
Secretary of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States 
and Canada. He held numerous positions on annual conference and general 
church committees and boards over the years. 

Dr. Jones was noted as a leader of the United Methodist Church in a 
number of areas. He was noted as a preacher, a theological educator, and a 
member of general boards. In these varied places his vision, his concern 
for people, his love of the United Methodist Church, and his committment to 
Christ were evident to all. 

The Jones Family 



R. Grady Dawson, son of George W. Dawson and Lillie Williams Dawson, 
was born in Rockingham County on May 30, 1900. He grew up in Guilford 
County and graduated from Bessemer High School. He received the A.B. 
Degree from Duke University, B.D. Degree from Duke Divinity School, and did 
post graduate work at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University. 

On July 17, 1930, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Howland, who died 
on July 17, 1980. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Howland Dawson, and a 
son, R. Grady Dawson, Jr.; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Whittington, Mrs. 
Mary Lowdermilk, Mrs. Flora Belle Stott, and Mrs. Mabel Farlow. 

He died on August 9, 1982, at The Methodist Retirement Home in Durham, 
where he and Mrs. Dawson had lived since May of 1980. Prior to their going 
to the retirement home, they lived in Morehead City following his 
retirement in 1968. A memorial service was held at McMannen United 
Methodist Church in Durham on August 11, following a private graveside 
service at 11:00 AM at Elmwood Cementery in Henderson, North Carolina. The 
memorial service was conducted by the Reverend Lawrence Lugar, assisted by 
The Reverends Barney Davidson, Rufus Stark, and Harold Leatherman. 

R. Grady Dawson served his Lord as a United Methodist preacher for 42 
years. His first appointment was to the Garland Circuit, followed by 
Burlington-Webb Avenue, Mt. Olive, Raleigh-Trinity, Sanf ord-Steele Street, 
Fayetteville-Hay Street, Raleigh District Superintendent, Wilson-First 
Church, and New Bern District Superintendent. He served eleven years as a 
District Superintendent, and was president of the Bishop's Cabinet nine of 
those years. This honor indicated acknowledgement of his administrative 
ability, qualities of leadership, respect of his associates, and his gift 
of working with others. He was elected a delegate to both General and 
Jurisdictional Conferences. In addition to being a very effective pastor 
and proclaimer of the word, he served on numerous boards and agencies. He 
had the distinction of serving as a trustee of all three colleges related 
to The North Carolina Conference. 

During the years he served as pastor and District Superintendent, he 
served faithfully and with complete dedication. His love and concern for 
those committed to his care won the respect and admiration of both laity 
and clergy. 

It was my good fortune to have as my dear friends, Grady and Elizabeth 
Dawson. He was my District Superintendent for nine years while serving in 
the Raleigh and New Bern Districts. Also, I have followed in his footsteps 
while serving as District Superintendent of the New Bern District and 
continue to share the fruits of his ministry at Steele Street, renamed St. 

One of the many characteristics that made R. Grady Dawson special was 
his compassion for all people, but particularly, young preachers. He was 
never too busy to advise, counsel, and point the way to those of us who 
were trying very hard to find the way. 

I remember him as a talented administrator, gifted preacher, devoted 
husband and father, and dedicated servant as God. He was in real sense, my 
Spiritual Hero. 

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Than merely show the way. 


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Harold F. Leatherman 


The Reverend Joe Clyde ("Chick") Dunn was born February 6, 1914, in 
Pinetops, N.C. He died in the Wilson Memorial Hospital after an extended 
illness on October 3, 1982, being survived by his dear wife, Aileen Blue 
Dunn, and three children: Carolyn Dunn Baker, Greensboro, N.C; J. C. 
Dunn, Jr., Bloomington, Illinois; and James Lamon Dunn, La Crescenta, 
California. Surviving him also were eleven grandchildren, four sisters, 
and five brothers. 

A very appropriate and meaningful funeral service was held in the 
Pinetops United Methodist Church on October 5, 1982, with three ministers 
participating: Murray DeHart, Edward Whitley, and Wade Goldston. Interment 
was in the Pinetops Community Cementary. 

Chick was licensed to preach in 1961 by the Wilmington District of The 
United Methodist Church. He was ordained Deacon by Bishop Paul N. Garber 
of the North Carolina Annual Conference, meeting in Goldsboro on June 13. 
1967. He served as pastor of the following Charges: Council-Trinity, Old 
Dock-Shiloh, Clarkton-Bluef ield, Bolivia-Supply, and Hallsboro. Because of 
serious illness he was placed on disability leave for the years 1976-78, 
and was retired June 5, 1978. Along with his preaching and pastoral 
ministry, he served as Director and Chaplain of "The Good Shepherd Home" ( 
a home for men alcoholics) from 1960 to 1976. In all his ministry he was 
ably and lovingly assisted by his wife. 

It is not possible for me to put into words what Chick Dunn meant to 
so many people from many different communities. He was dearly loved by his 
wife and family because of his deep and abiding devotion to them. His home 
community of Pinetops was touched in a wondrous way by his life, and 
because of this the people there showed him and his wife, in many concrete 


ways, their kindness and devotion. This was expecially true during his 
extended illness. As a Methodist preacher, Chick proclaimed the Good News 
of Christ in a quiet and winsome way that reached the depths of many a 
heart. As a pastor, he exemplified beautifully many of the good qualities 
described by our Lord in the Gospel of John, chapter 10, where Jesus speaks 
so movingly of "the good shepherd" in contrast to the "hireling" shepherd. 

No doubt it was as the Director and Chaplain of "The Good Shepherd 
Home" at Lake Waccamaw, N. C, that Chick rendered his most notable and 
unique service. He helped his brother, Reverend Edgar V. Dunn, to 
establish this Home for Alcoholics in July of 1956. Edgar managed the Home 
for four years, Chick taking it over in 1960 and managing it until his ill 
health forced him to give it up in 1976. 

Chick operated the Good Shepherd Home on faith, assisted by a Board of 
Directors of his choosing. Having received help from Hebron Colony in 
Western North Carolina, he learned from this experience but added 
innovations of his own that made the Home at Lake Waccamaw unique and 
remarkably successful. Land was purchased, and under his direction used as 
a farm to give the alcoholics "work therapy" as well as to help provide 
food for the men who came to the Home. 

The Home could house only 17 men at one time, but over the 17 years 
that he was Director, a host of many men from many parts of N.C. and other 
States came to live there and experience a new life. Chick was the men's 
wise, trustworthy, loving, Counselor, Confessor, Pastor, Teacher, and 
"Father." His loving concern followed the men when they completed their 
course of training at the Home. 

Chick was a strong believer in the changing power of prayer and the 
Word of God. These two things were central in his therapy and training. 
It was always an experience of "Koinonia-fellowship" to visit with his men. 
Scripture was taught and repeated at breakfast and other times. A 
testimony meeting was held in "The Upper Room" Chapel each Saturday 
evening. Miracles of healing and joy often took place. Numbers of men 
found salvation by grace and discovered their calling in life. 

Chick's mortal body is in the grave but his spirit lives, and his good 
works follow him. 

Wade Goldston 


LaFon Carpenter Vereen, better known to th 
"Fonnie," was a man dedicated to a ministry so 
service to youth and concluded in service to se 
man of deep piety, compassion, loyalty, and a 
humor, was born in Latta, South Carolina, on Ap 
the son of Ronald Gordon Vereen, Sr. and Estell 
completing high school in Latta, he attended CI 
received his B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering 
received the Master of Divinity Degree from the 
School. On July 15, 1942, Fonnie was married t 
of Lemon Springs. 

Fonnie grew up within the Methodist Chu 
teenage years felt a strong but definite call t 
Jesus Christ. If it had not been for the winds 

e thousands he touched as 
diversified that it began in 
nior citizens. Fonnie — a 
n inspired sense of good 
ril 12, 1920. He was born 
e Limehouse Vereen. After 
emson University where he 
and later, in 19^6 he 
Duke University Divinity 

o the former Joyce Griffin 

rch and during his later 

o the ministry of the Lord 

of war blowing during the 


years in which he was in training at Clemson, he doubtless would have gone 
directly to Divinity School, but a tour of duty with the U.S. Army during a 
portion of World War II kept him from being admitted as a probationary 
member into the North Carolina Conference until the session in Rocky Mount 
in 1943 where he was also ordained Deacon. In 1945, he was received in 
full connection and ordained Elder. Fonnie Vereen served appointments at 
Andrews Chapel, as Associate Director of Youth Work for the Board of 
Education of the North Carolina Conference, at Fremont, Warrenton, 
Farmville, Durham: Asbury, Raleigh: Fairmont, as Executive Secretary for 
the Board of Missions for the North Carolina Annual Conference and as the 
Associate Director of Witness, Outreach and Involvement for the North 
Carolina Annual Conference, Wilmington: Trinity, and in 1972 he was 
appointed as an Administrator for The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. In 
1975, he moved to Lumberton where he supervised the construction, staffing 
and development of prospective applicants for the new Wesley Pines 
Retirement Home. He served as Administrator of the Wesley Pines Home until 
his death in 1982. 

A listing of pastorates does not do justice to a man's ministry, for 
wherever Fonnie Vereen served, he was deeply loved and appreciated for the 
Christlike man that he was, for this warmth, and for the remarkable gifts 
and graces that he brought to his constantly -- and necessarily -- changing 
ministerial style over the years. A devout Methodist Church layman wrote 
of Fonnie: 

"He was one of the best examples of God's grace I ever knew. His 

host of friends and admirers everywhere felt the same. He spent 

his days doing deeds of kindness, helpfulness and sharing with 

others, and in so doing, made this world a far better and sweeter 

place in which to live, work and worship. He was a tower of 

strength and an inspiration to countless people who came to admire, 

respect and love him for the very sincerity of his friendship and 

the devotion of his personal life." 

Fonnie was accorded many honors and chances for diverse and unusual 

experiences in the course of his long and fruitful ministry of almost forty 

years. With a modesty that was covered by his gregarious and delightfully 

humorous after dinner talks, he shyly, and with a great sense of modesty, 

gave the credit to others. In truth he actually originated the idea of the 

Conference camping program when he was Associate Director of Youth Work. 

At that time the Conference was having Intermediate Youth assemblies at 

Louisburg College and he wanted to start them in a camping atmosphere. The 

Board of Education didn't think it would work but he finally convinced them 

that it would. Since it had worked for the Scouts and the 4-H Clubs he 

reasoned it would work for the Church of Jesus Christ. To try out the 

idea, Fonnie and Dr. J. E. Garlington, with the Board's approval, started 

the camping program with the rental of three camps, namely at Fisher 

Landing below New Bern, the Umstead State Park facilities and at a State 

Camp at Cheraw, S.C. Of course, as Fonnie Vereen had predicted, the 

program was tremendously successful and thus began the search of Conference 

property for a full camping program. This brought about our first 

Conference Camp, Camp Don Lee. 

In addition, Fonnie served as a counselor for the Youth Caravan from 
the North Carolina Conference going to Europe in 1954 and supervised a work 
project in Austria. As a part of being a delegate to the World Methodist 
Council, meeting in London in 1966, he also guided a tour of the Holy Land. 
Fonnie woricea with civic organizations and took leadership rolls in every 
community in which he served. During his pastorate in Farmville he was 
named Young Man of the Year by the North Carolina Jaycees. Fonnie was just 
as effective in his ministry with senior citizens and particularly those 
whose lies he touched at the new Wesley Pines Home. A former member of 
Wesley Pines wrote: 

"He left me with a truly high appreciation of him as a man, a 

Christian, and a friend. He had the heart of a pastor, and I feel 

that my own life is better for our paths having crossed. I know 

of no one who built a better monument for himself through his 

productive labors of love. But he did this selflessly. He 

touched and enriched so many lives. He lightened so many moments 

for all who heard him. His patient readiness to listen and to 

understand earned respect. We know that he will not be forgotten 

by any of us who knew him — not ever." 

Fonnie planned for his and Joyce's retirement and made preparations 

for the rest of his family in a most admirable and noble way. He told this 

writer that he could never truly envision himself retiring from the 

ministry of Jesus Christ! He did not have this opportunity. A puzzling 

and hard to find malignancy made its appearance a few weeks after the close 


of Annual Conference in 1982 and end 
Center on October 23, 1982. Funeral 
at Chestnut Street United Methodist 
a.m. with the Reverend Edward F. Smi 
Cannon giving the Eulogy. Graveside 
same day at Lemon Springs United 
Reverend Dennis R. Sheppard and the 

Surviving Fonnie Vereen are his 
home; a daughter, Marie (Mrs. James 
Cooke of Murf reesboro, N. C, and a 
Durham. He is also survived by the 
T. C. McSwain of Minturn, S. C, and 
R.G. Vereen, Jr., Latta, S.C., Thoma 
Carlisle M. Vereen, Cheraw, S.C. 

Only God can take tne measureme 
LaFon Vereen. We but say, "Well don 
Fonnie would have long since protest 
he would have turned them to someone 
that would have left all of us is st 
Vereen walk this way in life. In th 

ed his life at Duke University Medical 

services were conducted in Lumberton 
Church, Monday, October 25th at 11:00 
th officiating and Bishop William R. 
services and interment were held the 
Methodist Church cementary with the 
Reverend Gerald C. Primm of Greensboro 

wife, Joyce Griffin Vereen of the 

Cooke), a granddaughter, Catherine 

son, Ronnie (Dr. Ronald L. Vereen) of 

following brothers and sisters: Mrs. 

Mrs. Travis Ford of Dillon, S. C. , 
s L. Vereen, Springfield, Ohio, and 

nt of a man as dedicated and varied as 
e, thou good and faithful servant...", 
ed these laudatory comments. Indeed, 
else or have cut them off with a joke 
itches! Too few men such as Fonnie 

"For all the saints, who from their labors rest, 
Who thee by faith before the world confessed, 
Thy name, oh Jesus, be forever blessed, 
Alleluia! Alleluia!" 

Kimsey King 


Bishop Paul Garber called him "the be 
American Methodism." William Carleton Wilson 
although modesty would not allow him to agree 
shows that he held that office in our Conferen 
served on the General and Jurisdictional Co 
seven different times, and edited the Genera 
times! Our Conference honored him by elect 
Clerical Delegate to the 1956 General Conferen 
the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference ele 

It is not surprising that these honors 
courtly minister. He displayed a talent for d 
joining the Statistical Staff of our Conferenc 
joined the Conference. Eleven years later his 
when he was chosen Conference Statistician. 

Despite his considerable responsibilities 
Carleton won the admiration and affection of t 
numbering some thiry-seven churches, during hi 
first eight appointments he held were ci 
Norlina, Nashville, Rowland, Goldsboro, Mt. 01 
three were stations: St. James, Tarboro; 
Pleasant Grove; Raleigh. 

Carleton was born in Hillsborough on June 
education at Emory University, Candler School 

st Conference Secretary in 
wore that distinction proudly 
with it. Still, the record 
ce for almost twenty years, 
nference Secretarial Staffs 
1 Conference Journal three 
ing Carleton as the first 
ce, and twelve years later 
cted him as its Secretary, 
came so regularly to this 
etail early in his ministry, 
e in 1926, the same year he 
thoroughness was recognized 

beyond the local church, 
he eleven charges he served, 
s forty year career. The 
rcuits: Hallsboro, Halifax, 
ive, and Jackson. His last 
Dukes Chapel, Durham; and 

7, 1900. He received his 
of Theology, and The Divinity 





pastors . 

"son of 

■School of Duke University. He married Essie Lee Wilson of Warren County in 
1919 and four children were born to this union. The fourth died in infancy 
and a son, Bill, was killed in World War II. Mary Earle (Mrs. George 

tBerger) is the Choir Director at Long Memorial Church, Roxboro and Ted (The 

'Reverend L.T. Wilson) is Pastor of Englewood Church, Rocky Mount and 

.Conference Secretary, appropriately. 

I came to know Brother Carleton well after he had retired and 

;first wife had died. His health failed and he moved to Roxboro in 1977 
live with his daughter and her family. A few months later I became 

jpastor and quickly became the recipient of his unfailing kindness. While 

lire was making a hospital call for me on a little girl, he discovered and 
later fell in love with her beautiful grandmother, Janette Winstead. Early 
the next year, Ted and I performed their wedding ceremony at the 

[conclusion of a Sunday morning worship service. 

I do not remember what we gave Carleton and Janette for a wedding 

Ipresent. I can never forget what they gave me and my family; the gift of 
encouragement. Along with food, shelter, clothing and love, we all need 
this particular gift, and I think that is particularly true for 
Throughout my four years as his pastor, we could always count on 

land his wife for wise advice and unwavering support. 

The Apostle Paul had the older Barnabas, whose name means 

(encouragement , " to guide and champion him when he was a young 
Carleton Wilson was my "Barnabas-in-residence" while I was his pastor. 

On October 23, 1982, Carleton died at our Methodist Retirement Home's 
Coble Health Care Center after months of declining health. His funeral was 
held at Long Memorial Church in Roxboro, on October 26 and was conducted by 
his Bishop, William R. Cannon, his Pastor, Paul W. Boone, and myself. He 
was buried in Raleigh Memorial Park. 

Carleton was a good tenor, and many times I could hear him sounding 
forth from the congregation as we sang one of his favorites. With just a 
little imagination, I can hear him still singing: 

Ask ye what great thing I know 
That delights and stirs me so? 
What the high reward I win? 
Whose the name I glory in? 
Jesus Christ, tne crucified. 

Who is life in life to me? 
Who the death of death will be? 
Who will place me on his right, 
With the countless hosts of light? 
Jesus Christ, the crucified. 

Charles Michael Smith 



William Alton Tew was born in the Casey's Chapel community near 
Goldsboro on October 27, 1907, the third of four children born in Ruth 
Raiford and Oscar Tew. Alton spent his childhood in Wayne county in a 
devout and disciplined Christian home. His mother and father were of great 
inspiration to him and he attributed an early comment of his mother asking 


if ne would like to be a preacher when he grew up, as being a childhood 
"seed corn" experience planted in his mind. Alton attended the Salem 
Metnoaist Episcopal Church from 1 9 1 6 and was baptized a member of the 
church in 1918. 

Alton was influenced greatly by the preachers that served the church 
he attended, and particularly by their visits in the family home. The call 
to the ministry of the woru of God grew in Alton's young heart from early 
days of prayer to 1924 and times with the Epworth League and the church, 
the fellowship of his school mates and finally, after much soul searching 
and prayer, he answered the divine call to the ministry on August 22, 192b 
during a revival at Salem Church. In a beautiful and a highly personal 
book that brother Alton completed less than a year before his death from 
this mortal life, Ih& Memoirs Ql A Methodist Minister , he related these 
words: "My becoming a minister isn't something that Alton Tew did. It is 
something that God did with Alton Tew's life, with my consent. The 
decision to become a minister was mine; the process of my becoming a 
minister was God's work in me." 

Alton attended Guilford College as a prerainisterial student and 
graduated in the spring of 1930 progressing to the Divinity School at Duke 
University in the fall of 1930, graduating in 1933- While attending 
Guilford, Alton met Clara Mae Respess and married her in January, 1934 
after he had joined the North Carolina Annual Conference in 1933 and 
received his first appointment to Ocracoke. Alton was ordained in 1935 and 
acmitted into full connection and ordained Elder in 1937- Alton and Clara 
served many pastorates and gave unrelenting of their time as they labored 
in the vineyards of communities from one end of the conference to the 

In addition to Ocracoke, Alton served: Pamlico, Wesley Memorial: 
Wilmington, Riverside-Bridgeton , Lillington, Rowland, Page Memorial: 
Aberdeen, West Burlington, Rosemary: Roanoke Rapids, Trinity: Raleigh, St. 
Paul's: Durham and Enfield. Alton Tew retired in 1972 after nearly forty 
years of dedicated and distinguished service. 

Alton and Clara moved to a home in Durham and were immediately pressed 
into service to preach at Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church for the next 
three years as a retiree supply. Their church membership and charge 
conference affiliation were then moved to St. Paul's church in Durham. In 
November, 1978 they decided to move to the Methodist Retirement Home and, 
having sold their home in Durham, moved across town to one of The Homes 
apartments where Alton lived for the rest of his life. 

It is difficult for words to express the texture, the spiritual 
quality and the sterling, selfgiving character of Alton Tew. He was first 
a lover of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and because of that touch upon 
his entire life he was a lover of people — all people: children, middle-aged 
and tne senior citizens of his parishes. He had a profound sense of his 
call to the ministry from childhood and he felt a kindred spirit to the 
author of the old spiritual who wrote, "I Know The Lord's Laid His Hands On 
Me." Alton was made a minister in every sense of the word and accepted 
virtually every invitation to preach in revival services solicited of him 
over the years. God not only called Alton Tew to preach the gospel from 
the pulpit but also by example through his visitation envanglism in the 
homes, offices, the stores and in the fields of his rural parishes and 
through contacts with those he met. He was attentive to the Wesleyan 
tradition of visiting diligently from door to door. 

Alton Tew could not have accomplished what he did over years without 
the constant and abiding love and devotion of his wife and coworker Clara. 
He and the members of tne churches he served werre indeed blessed by a 
preacher whose life was a testimony constantly saying through action, "I 
Love thy God!" Thus, Alton Tew had a deep sense of the fact that he and 
everyone else belonged to God whether rich or poor, well or sick. Alton 
related an intimate experience at the time of his first heart attack in 
August, 1955. At a moment when he thought he was dying he said, "I am 
thine, Lord." What did you say?" Alton repeated his statement and later 
tola this writer, if he had died at that time, that would have been his 
last thought. The hymn writer Samuel Stennett, author of Majestic 
Sweetness sits Enthroned," expressed Alton's commitment to God as is stated 
in the last stanza by these words; "Had I a thousand hearts to give, Lord, 
they should all be thine!" 

Alton served in numerous District and Conference positions over the 
years of his ministry including being a trustee of the Conference more than 
twelve years, being a member of the initial Conference committies that 
provided for the establishment of the J.M.Ormend Fund, and of the initial 
study commission to design and implement a program of helping pastors with 
moving expenses. He also served as secretary to the Commission on Town and 


Country and as secretary of almost every district in which he served. 

Alton and Clara found a happy continuation of life at the Methodist 
Retirement Home in Durham and contributed much to the life of the Home as 
Alton participated in preaching, teaching, and giving devotionals. Alton 
loved to play the piano, to sing, and to participate in all forms of 

of witness and an intense personal 

These were means 

musical activity, 
hobby . 

Shorty before his final neart involvment which was to end his mortal 
life and send his immortal soul to be with his Lord, Alton reminisced about 
some the passages in the book that he had written for his churches and his 
family and lifted up one particular passage concerning his brief talk he 
made upon his retirement in 1972. He remarked that this was something witn 
which he agreed time and time again when he said, "If I had my life to live 
over again I would marry the same girl, become a Methodist Preacher ana 
join the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church! On 
October 24, 1982, William Alton Tew died in Duke Hospital and made a last 
gift of his mortal remains to Medical Science to be used in the furtherance 
of aid to people and for the betterment of mankind. 

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 26 at St. Pauls United 
Methodist Church in Durham. The services were conducted by the Pastor, the 
Reverend Berry Barbour assisted by Chaplain Kelly Wilson, III of the 
Methodist Retirement Home and the Reverend Maness Mitchell of Raleigh. In 
addition to Alton's beloved wife, Clara Respess Tew of the Methodist 
Retirement Home, he is survived by a son, William Alton Tew, Jr. and a 
brother, Paul Tew. 

his many friends with those that he had served for so many years can 
join with his family and this writer in saying, "Thanks be to God for his 

Kimsey King 


The Reverend Eugene Carson Crawford was born in Orange County to Julia 
Webb Crawford and James M. Crawford, August 10, 1896. He was one of eight 
children, four boys and four girls. He received his early education in the 
Orange County Schools, completing high school at Trinity Park, Trinity 
College. He entered Trinity College in 1917, was drafted into the 
U.S. Army, August 3, 1918, served over seas, and was discharged from the 
Army with the rank of Corporal, May 6, 1919- He received his A.B. Degree 
from Trinity College, Durham, N.C., in 1923, and then was awarded his B.D. 
Degree from the Divinity School at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. , in 1925. 
He worked his way through school, doing many different jobs. In 1925 he 
began his pastoral ministry in the N.C. Annual Conference. 

Brother Crawford met the one who was to become his wife, Blanche 
Smith, on his first Charge when teaching in Franklin County. They were 
married May 10, 1929. To this union were born Dr. Eugene C. Crawford, Jr., 
now professor at the University of Kentucky; Joan Crawford Brady, now 
deceased; and Sara Crawford Williams, now living in Williamston, N.C. 
There are six grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Upon retirement in 1961 Brother Crawford and his 


wife lived 


city of Durham, until moving to the Methodist Retirement Home there. He 
died in tne home on January 17, 1 98 3 - A beautiful and meaningful Memorial 
Service was held in the Chapel of the Retirement Home, conducted by three 
ministers: Kelley J. Wilson, III., Tom Faggart, and Wade Goldston. 

I can think of no better words to use in tribute to "E.C." (as I loved 
to call him) than the words used by the Apostle Paul of one of his 
co-workers: "Tychicus, a beloved brother, a faithful minister, and fellow 
servant in the Lord. "(Col. 4:7) 

E. C. was truly "a beloved brother," dearly loved not only by his 
family and close friends but also by a host of people he served as pastor 
as well as by many people outside his own Denomination. The word 
"brotherhood" was more than a slogan with him. He took its meanings and 
implications seriously. With him there were no "little" preachers and no 
"little" churches. All were one in Christ. His spirit of brotherhood was 
exemplified by his desire and efforts to see all pastors of his Annual 
Conference receiving fair financial compensation, by his willingness to 
serve churches with modest salaries, and his activities to secure justice 
for the working people of his State. 

E. C. was also "a faithful minister." I have known greater pulpit 
orators and more popular preachers, but I can think of none who excelled 
him in his commitment to "the full counsel of God." He majored both on the 
personal and the social aspects of the Christian Gospel. This sometimes 
brought sharp criticism upon him, but he accepted this charitably as a 
part of his calling, always responding to his critics with friendship and 
love. His primary ministry was to rural churches, serving a total of 45 
churches over a period of 37 years. He saw the injustices of the Methodist 
appointive system, but he was never a grumbler. 

E. C. was also and especially "a fellow servant in the Lord." He 
gave us an example of the words of our Lord, who said: "He who is greatest 
among you shall be the chief servant of all." In 1960 he was named "Rural 
Preacher of the Year" by the Progressive Farmer . This program covered the 
7 Southern States, one "Rural Preacher" being selected from each State. 
After E. C.'s retirement, he continued an active ministry of service, being 
elected in 1961 as State Commander of the World War I Veterans Association, 
and serving from 1967-71 as a volunteer field worker for world peace 
through the Department of the Friends Service Committee of the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction. In the light of his many services, it is most fitting to say 
that he was a great soul and a great minister. Added to the services 
already mentioned were his activities in the civic organizations where he 
lived. During World War II, he was chairman of the Red Cross in Hoke 

At the time of E. C.'s death, his daughter, Sara, spoke these 
beautiful words of him: "He has ended his journey - he as reached his 
destination. " 

Wade Goldston 


Samuel Lloyd Townsend closed his chapter of uncertainty on Sunday 
evening, February 13, 1983, shortly after plans were complete to attend the 


District Lay Ralley at Chestnut Church in Lumberton, N.C. Instead he 
quietly, quickly, and silently slipped away from his residence on Walnut 
Street in Laurinburg, N.C. In departing this life into another world 
unknown to us, he leaves to his family and friends a legacy of love, 
understanding, high esteem and deep devotion. The funeral service was 
conducted by Dr. Joseph B. Bethea with Bishop William R. Cannon delivering 
the sermon. 

On June 30, 1912 he was born in Robeson County to the late Perry 
Townsend and the late Annie Jane Douglas Townsend. 

His church affiliation began in his early childhood, where he was 
nurtured in Piney Grove Methodist Episcopal Church in Maxton, N.C. 

Sam's formal education was received in the public schools of Robeson 
County, Laurinburg Institute of Laurinburg, Stillman Institute, Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama; Clark College of Atlanta, Georgia and Gammon Theological Seminary 
also of Atlanta. A Doctorate of Divinity Degree was conferred upon him 
from an American Bible College during his later ministry. 

His ministry began in the Alabama and Georgia Conferences serving as 
student pastor. In North Carolina he served many prolific pastorial works 
namely: Philadelphia of Rockingham in the early 40's, which at that time 
was in tne Laurinburg District Central Jurisdiction; Newport News, Va. on 
the Greensboro District. North West Greensboro Charge, Mt. Carmal, Warren 
Street and Mt. Tabor. Smith Chapel, Bolton, and Saint John, Wilmington 
once again on the Laurinburg District. Saint Paul, Reidsville, The 
Greensboro District; Smith Memorial and Warrior's Gap on the Western 
District of Lenoir, N.C. for twelve years. In 1960 he came back to serve 
as District Superintendent of the Laurinburg District and for the past 17 
years served as pastor of Galilee in Laurinburg, and Beaver Dam of Laurel 
Hill, in the United Methodist Church. 

Professionally he served on numerous boards in the North Carolina 
Conference. Delegate to the General Conference and Jurisdictional 
Conferences . 

"His service to Scotland County Ministers' Fellowship began in its 
early days. He served as one of its early Presidents and twice since then. 
In addition, he filled almost all its offices at least once. In our 
Fellowship he was a wise counselor, a willing worker, a strong advocate of 
those things he believed would advance the cause of Jesus Christ and always 
a team player upholding the decisions of the group. His dry wit and 
tnoughtful suggestions calmed the handling of more than one hot or thorny 
issue. His steady presence contributed greatly to the value and the 
effectiveness of our Fellowship." John N. Miller, President. 

"Sam Townsend gave Scotland County 22 years of work as a Pastor, a 
Statesman, and a community leader. He exhibited a greatness that we all 
were able to comprehend and appreciate. People gathered by the hundreds at 
Galilee United Methodist Church Wednesday, the 16th of February to proclaim 
that the life of Sam Townsend was a concrete testimony and a witness to the 
resurrection. We in Scotland County will always remember him as a 
churchman and friend. With a great sense of humor, a gentle and sharing 
person who snared his life abundantly, and always took pleasure in bringing 
joy to others. We are confident that the God he served will continue to 
use his gifts for wholeness and human betterment." The Scotland County 
Ministers' Alliance, March 4, 1983, Grover D. Nelson, President. 

Being an enthusiastic civic leader, Sam exemlified his concern for 
humanity by organizing the N.A.A.C.P. Chapters in Newport New, Va., 
Reidsville and Lenoir respectively. Served as Chairman of the Scotland 
County Board of Elections; served for several years as Precinct Registrar, 
was a charter member of the Scotland County Economic Social and Political 
Affairs (SESPA). One lasting and very serious minded effort to his credit, 
he organized and initiated the plans for the Tri-City Optimist Club in 
Galilee where he served as a member of the Board of Directors. At the last 
meeting of the B.M.C.R. which conveniend at the Cool Spring United 
Methodist Church, Laurinburg, on January 29, he relinquished his position 
as president for the second time around to Alfonza Henry of Hamlet, N.C. 
At the time of demise he was active on the Board of the Scotland County 
Literacy Council, and Vice President of the Scotland County Democratic 

To cherish his memory, he is survived by his wife, Marguerite J. 
Townsend, one son, Samuel Lloyd, Jr. both of the home in Laurinburg; three 
sisters, Mrs. Viola McPhatter of West End, N.C, Mrs. Everta Thomas and 
Mrs. Doris Chavis of Maxton, nephews and many relatives and friends. He 
now rests in the family plot of the home church, Piney Grove Cementery, 
Maxton, North Carolina. 

Marguerite Townsend 





I could elaborate on my father's accomplishments - some I learned only 
after his death, for my father did not live in the past and secondly, he 
was a modest man. 

The greatest thing about my father is that he loved God. He literally 
worshipped Him in the truest, highest sense. So much so that he was not 
even tempted to play the church politics. He refused. 

People - God's people - were the most important things to him. If it 
were not for my mother, I suppose they never would have had any money, for 
money just was not important to him. He would give it away. I can see him 
now on many a front porch shelling peas and visiting parishioners. There 
is no way of knowing how many trips he has made to Duke Hospital to take 
some poor member of one of his churches who could not get well locally and 
needed additional medical care. 

Another way my Dad showed he cared was to memorize the marriage 
ceremony, which made it so personal, so meaningful to all those who 
participated . 

My Dad was the kindest, the most caring person I have ever known. He 
was a man of principles. What he believed, he stood firm and no one was 
going to convince him to do what he knew was wrong. This is not to say he 
was not a good listener .. .he was. 

He was a strong family man. Dad lived on a farm as a child and he had 
four sisters and three brothers. When one of his brothers-in-law died 
during the depression and left his sister with three small boys, he sent 
money out of his meager salary to support them. 

Yes, I could tell you he graduated from Duke and that he was President 
of the Debating Club at Rutherford College, but I would rather tell you 
about the goodness, the caring, the love of God, mankind, and family. That 
is how my Dad would rather be remembered. He made a difference. 

Dad will be missed by those who loved him - and there are many - but 
Dad had no fear of death. He, I am certain, is rejoicing to be with his 
Master, his God. 

-Respectfully and lovingly submitted- 

Ann Ashmore Clegg 





"He being dead yet speaketh," (Hebrews 11:4). Rev. Hill dearly loved 
to preach. And realizing his imminent death, he dictated his finalsermon 
to be preached at his funeral. "By the time of the funeral, no matter what 
the preacher might say about him, the sermon has already been written by 
the life that has been lived." There are two ways a dead man speaks: 
Every one shall stand before the judgement seat of God, and every knee 
shall bow, of those in heaven and earth under the earth, and every tongue 
shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. 
(Romans 14:10-11; Philippians 2:10-11) 

Secondly, the life that has been lived, both good and bad, remains as 
a testimony which speaks for itself. The lives of many biblical men were 
summed up, and are remembered, in only one line. Abel "was righteous," but 


of Cain God said, "Thy brother's blood cries out." Enoch pleased God. To 
Saul, "You have done foolishly." David "was a man after My own heart." 
Christ said of Judas, "it would have been good if that man had not been 
born. " 

The Dash Between The Dates 

Memorial Day was over now, 

All had left and I was alone. 
I began to read the names and dates 

Chiseled there on every stone. 
The dates were different but the amount the same, 

There were two on every one. 
It was then I noticed something, 

It was but a simple line, 
It was the dash between the dates 

Placed there, it stood for time. 
All at once it dawned on me 

How important that little line. 
The dates placed there belonged to God. 

But that line is yours and mine. 
It's God who gives this precious life 

And God who takes away; 
But that line between He gives us 

To do with what we may. 
We know God's written the first date down 

Of each and every one, 
And we know those hands will write again, 

For the last date has to come. 
We know He'll write the last date down, 

And soon, we know, for some. 
But upon the line between my dates 

I hope He'll write "well done." 

(Lucille Britt in The Log of the Good Ship Grace) 

"The most valuable possession a person can have and leave is a 
testimony," concluded Rev. Hill's final sermon. 

God wrote down the first date of Jonathan Charles Hill on October 31, 
1911. Born to the late Charles Gaston and Jan Quintina Sorrels Hill, the 
youngest of five boys and four girls, he grew up in Forest City in 
Rutherfordton County. There he grew up and went to work at Cannon Cotton 
Mill in Kannapolis. It was there, too, that he met and married the Former 
Willar Tate on October 4, 1931. They had two sons, Jonathan Adonerian 
(Don), and Gary Gene; three grandsons, John, Roy and Eugene. 

Rev. Hill received his theological education at Fruitland Bible 
Institute in Hendersonville, then continued taking courses at a school in 
Tennessee, at New Orleans Seminary, and at Duke Divinity School in Durham. 

North Kannapolis Baptist Church was the first church Rev. Hill served, 
as associate, beginning in 1939. Soon thereafter, he and his family 
established Black Willow Park Baptist Mission Church in Kannapolis, 
beginning under a tent, after which a temporary building was built. (It 
has since grown into a large healthy church!) Other churches pastored by 
Rev. Hill were Phaniels Baptist Church in Rowan County, Grace Avenue 
Baptist Church in Kannapolis, Temple Baptist Church in Hickory, and Falling 
Creek in Grantham near Goldsboro. 

In 1974 Rev. Hill joined the United Methodist Church, and was 
appointed to Asbury UMC in Washington, NC, where he served for five and 
one-half years. In 1979 he was appointed to the Piney Grove - Hickory 
Grove - Zion Charge at Siler City, where he served one yearbefore failing 
health necessitated his retirement. He and Mrs. Hill settled in Randolph 
County near Siler City. 

But preaching was his first love. And retirement could not keep Rev. 
Hill from preaching the Word of God. Though restricted by worsening 
emphysema, ne continued to preach. During 1980-81 he served as interim 
pastor at New Salem Baptist Church in Pittsboro. In 1981-82 he served as 
interim pastor at Fellowship Baptist Mission Church in Siler City. 

Rev. Hill dearly loved to preach. His preaching was always biblical 
and evangelical, based on his love for God, the church of Jesus Christ, and 
his deep desire to see the church grow, not only in size and building, but 
also in health and strength. One major strand of his ministry was that of 
leading churcnes in building programs. He put his whole mind, soul and 
body into preaching. He really loved the church with all his heart, and 
loved preaching with all his heart. The Hill family was always very close, 


and all were vitally involved together in the ministry. 

God wrote the last date down. Rev. Jonathan Charles Hill died on 
March 6, 1983 of emphysema. But his most precious possession remains, his 
testimony. "He being dead yet speaketh." He wanted his funeral to 
continue to direct people toward the love and salvation of God in Jesus 
Christ. His sermon was already written in the life and ministry he lived. 
And surely upon the dash, the line between his dates, God has written, 
"well done." 

The Rev. L. Jan Fogleman 



Walter Conn Ball, retired Minister of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference, and his wife of over 57 years, Katherine Bown Ball, died in 
Asheville, the place of their retirement, three and one half months apart. 

Walter was born December 9, 1898, in Warren County, N.C. to John and 
Betty Conn Ball. After elementary and high school education in Warren 
County he enrolled in Trinity College, Durham (now Duke University). 

Katherine was born in Pleasant City, Ohio, on September 2, 1900, the 
only child of Herbert H. and Mary Shepler Bown. Her father was a 
physician, who had immigrated from his birthplace on the Isle of Wight, 
England, to Ohio as a young laa with his family. Katherine spent her 
childhood in Ohio, living one year in England in 1912, while her father 
worked in a London hospital. They moved to Asheville in 1915. After 
graduation from high school in Asheville she enrolled at Trinity College, 
where she met her future husband. After graduation from Trinity, they were 
married in Asheville on June 30, 1925. Walter was admitted into the North 
Carolina Conference in 1924, and was a member of the first graduating class 
of the Duke Divinity School in 1927. 

They began their ministry together for the church in Cary. Other 
appointments included: Franklinton; Page Memorial, Aberdeen; Asbury, 
Durham; St. Paul, Goldsboro; Queen Street, Kinston; First, Wilson; 
Fayetteville District; Front Street, Burlington; Rocky Mount District; and 
Steele Street (now St. Luke's) in Sanford. In his 42 years of service in 
tne North Carolina Conference, Walter served on many conference committees. 
He was elected a delegate to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 
1952, and to the Jurisdictional Conference in 1956. They retired in 1966, 
and moved to Asheville to live in Katherine's family home, where they were 
married. After his retirement, Walter continued to enjoy his hobby of 
collecting antiques. 

After a year of declining health, Katherine died in an Asheville 
hospital on November 29, 1982. Graveside services at Lewis Memorial Park, 
Asheville, were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Ralls, pastor of Central 
Church, Asheville; Thomas B. Stockton, pastor of Myers Park Church, 
Charlotte; and Vergil E. Queen, retired Minister of the North Carolina 

Walter suffered a major stroke on March 9, 1983, and died one week 
later, March 16, 1983, in an Asheville hospital. He is buried beside his 
wife in Lewis Memorial Park, Asheville. Graveside services were conducted 
by Robert J. Ralls of Central Church, Asheville; Thomas B. Stockton and 
Gilreatn Adams, Jr., of Myers Park Church, Charlotte; and Vergil E. Queen. 

Walter and Katherine are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Ball 


Fleming, of Wilson; a son, Walter H. Ball of Charlotte; two granddaughters 
and one great grandson. 

We will miss them and love them always, and are grieved by their close 
passing; but greatly rejoice that after a long life of happiness and 
service together their separation was brief, and they are together again in 
"that house not made with hands." 

Walter H. Ball 
Charlotte, NC 


Oscar Mattison Graham, son of James Felton Graham and Laura Graham 
Moore, was born on February 9, 1920 on the farmlands of Robeson County, 
North Carolina near Elrod. He departed this life on Monday, May 16, 1 98 3 
ending a full and fruitful life that was worthy of emulation and can serve 
as a role model for many who follow. 

His early education was received in the public schools of Robeson 
County. His higher education included earning the Batchelor of Science 
Degree from Fayetteville State University, in Fayetteville , North 
Carolina; the Master of Science Degree from A & T State University in 
Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Master of Divinity Degree from Gammon 
Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. 

In 1 9 45 he was married to Clementine H. Hickson. To this union two 
children, Oscar Mattison Graham, Jr. , and Donna Jo Graham, were born. They 
made their home in Laurinburg, North Carolina. 

Conference affiliation for Reverend Graham began in 1944 when he 
originally joined the North Carolina-Virginia Conference of the Methodist 
Church. He became a part of the North Carolina Conference of the United 
Methodist Church following the 1968 merging of several Conferences. He has 
faithfully served North Carolina Churches in Bolton, Forest City, Gastonia, 
Goldsboro, Hamlet, Laurinburg, and Maxton. The years from 1950 to 1955 
were spent as Chaplain in the United States Army. In 1 960 he was 
transferred to the East Tennessee Conference as Chaplain at the Morristown 
Junior College in Morristown, Tennessee. 

In addition to his ministerial, work he served the children of North 
Carolina as a public school teacher and principal for thirty-eight years. 
At the time of his death he was serving as principal of the R.B. Dean 
School in Maxton, North Carolina. 

Civic duties performed by Reverend Graham included Chairperson of the 
Scotland County Social Services Board, a Governor Hunt appointee to the 
State's Employment Training Council, a Scotland County Parks and Recreation 
Commissioner, and 1st Vice-Chairperson of the Scotland County Democratic 
Party. He held membership in the Scotland-Robeson Branch of the NAACP and 
was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

The many people who were priviledged to know Oscar Mattison Graham, 
felt a keen admiration for his great character and ability. In the truest 
sense his life has represented the best thought, most far reaching vision, 
and practical accomplishment in the area of service to mankind. Beyond 
that, his personal contact with others inspired and uplifted them. His 
memory is and will continue to be a most treasured possession. 

Final rites for Brother Graham were conducted at the St. George United 


Metnodist Church in Maxton, North Carolina with the Reverend Robert A. 
Fairley presiding. The sermon was delivered by Dr. Joseph B. Bethea, 
District Superintendent of the Rockingham District of the North Carolina 
Conference. Interment was in the Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg, 
North Carolina, with military rites. 

He leaves to celebrate the victory of his life, his wife, Clementine 
H. Graham; one son, Oscar Mattison Graham, Jr.; one daughter, Donna Graham 
Griffith; one daughter-in-law, Nellie Graham; one son-in-law, Eric 
Griffith; one granddaughter, Kimberly Gamble; and two sisters and two 
brothers. "The strife is o'er, the battle done; Alleluia, Alleluia!" 

Clementine H. Graham 





Mrs. Mildred Cozart Brantley was born October 19, 1903 in Clayton but 
moved to Raleigh, NC, as a girl. She graduated from the Durham 
Conservatory of Music and taugnt prior to her marriage to R. T. Cozart. 
Later they established the Cozart Packing Co. in Goldsboro over 50 years 
ago. After Mr. Cozart died, Mildred became tne president and the owner of 
the company, a position she held until the time of her death. After Mr. 
Cozart's death, she was married to Dr. J. F. Foster of Sanford who lived 
only a short time after their marriage. It was in 1971 she and Dr. Allen 
P. Brantley were married. For the last three and one half years, she was 
confined to the Guardian Care Nursing Home in Goldsboro. 

She was a member ot he St. Paul United Methodist Church in Goldsboro 
until the time of her death. She was very active in the business and 
social and religious life of her community. She was very gracious and kind 
to everyone and was a very gentle and sincere person who loved people with 
increased devotion. 

Mildred loved music and played her piano and organ with finesse that 
revealed a spirit and soul in tune with celestial harmony that filled her 
life witn far-reaching overtones of perfect tranquillity producing an 
internal calm that few people possess. Her husband noticed the ease with 
which she touched the keys of the organ and wrote: 

Her organ with it's many keys 
She touched with grace and ease 
Was built with special design 
For the sounds of melodies divine. 

The organ inspires the soul 

To attain a higher goal 

And seeks to open the heart 

For a message it tries to impart. 

The music can thrill the soul 
With hymns which often told 
The struggle of the human race 
And the story of" amazing grace." 

Mildred loved her church with increasing devotion and was always in 
attendance when the Sabbath came. She was very sensitive to the leadership 
of the Holy Spirit in one's life and she followed that leadership through 
her whole life. Mildred truly lover her husband, Allen P. Brantley. I was 
in their home the day before he had to take her to Guardian Care and the 
whole time that I was there, she sat close to him and seemea to find her 
strength in his love. 

Dr. Brantley transferred to the North Carolina Conference in 1933 and 
served the following appointments: Wilmington: Trinity; Chapel Hill: 
University; Sanford: St. Luke; Elizabeth City: First; Goldsboro: St. Paul; 
Henderson: First; Burington: District Superintendent; Executive Director of 


Higher Education and retired in 1960. 

She aied on June 19, 1982 and her graveside service and interment was 
at the Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh. Dr. J. Paul Edwards and Rev. Barney 
L. Davidson conducted the service. She is survived by her husband, Allen 
P. Brantley, sister, Mrs. Allen Parker, and five grandchildren. 

Following her death, her husband wrote these words: 

The beauty of Mildred's life 

Is but a glimpse of life beyond 

Awaiting for those who loved her 

To join again in that final Celestial Bond. 

J.Paul Edwards 


Pearl Harris was born October 11, 1893 
of Orange County. She was the daughter of 
Father dieo when she was young. 

She enjoyed music and and upon finishi 
Conservatory of Music in Durham. 

Later she lived witn an older sister, 
where she taught music. While living in Ke 
and they were married on February 23, 1916. 

Pearl was a dedicated and helpful mini 
her husband's ministry through her musical 
love and support as he served differe 
Conference. Four sons, Lyman, Morris, Will 
their home. She was a loving and caring Mo 
rearing her four sons after the lost of her 

Her life was greatly enriched by 
gardening, friends, and grandchildren. Pea 
life and was an inspiration to everyone tha 

She died on September 29, 1982 and was 
Mount Olive beside her husband. The funera 
Reverend James G.Gupton, assisted by the Re 

Survivors are three sons, seve 

in the Little River Community 
Henry and Harriet Harris. Her 

ng high school she attended the 

Mrs. Jarvis Edgerton, in Kenly 
nly she met the Rev. L.L. Smith 

ster's wife and contributed to 
talents. Shegave her husband 
nt churches in the Methodist 
iam, and Roy, were born to bless 
ther and completed the task of 
husband with a heart attack in 

her music, needlework, flower 
rl had a positive outlook on 
t knew her. 

buried at Maplewood Cemetery in 
1 service was conducted by the 
verend Otto H. C. Hardt. 
n grandchildren and seven 




Lucy Noell Tillett was born October 31 > 1908 in Durham, N.C. to Ernest 
N. and Sue Reade Tillett. She was the second of eleven children and moved 
with tne family to the Mt. Tirzah community of Person County in 191-4- Lucy 
graduated from Helena High School in 1926, attended Woman's College it 
Greensboro and Duke University, after which she taught fifth grade 
Bahama, N.C. for eleven years. Here she met Millard Charles Dunn who 
teaching science at Bahama. They were married in 1930. Lucy continued 
teach while Millard studied for his B.D. degree from Duke University. 

Lucy was a greatly loved minister's wife, sister, mother 
grandmother. The Dunn's ministry, as an outstanding couple devoted 
their work as Methodists, covered seven years serving four churches on 
Bahama charge, eleven years at Carr Church in Durham, seven years 
Trinity Church in Wilmington and four years as District Superintendent 
the Fayetteville District. During Millard's lengthy illness, she 
always at his "beck and call" giving him moral and physical support. 

After Millard's death in 1963, Lucy returned to Mt. Tirzah and lived 
at the Tillett homeplace with her mother. There during her mother's long 
illness, she was a devoted daughter giving generously of her energy, time 
and love. She also enjoyed long visits with her three sons 
quite extensively. Reading, growing roses and involvement i 
activities were happy parts of her latter years. Her four 
gave her much pleasure. 

Lucy became quite ill in the summer of 1982 and went to Atlanta to 
live with her son, Lloyd and his wife, Susan. She died on October 10, 1982 
at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services and interment took place 
at Mt. Tirzah United Methodist Church on October 12th by the Reverend Neil 
Bradley, assisted by the Reverend George Pappendick. Memorial 
contributions were made to the Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund of Methodist 
College in Fayetteville — a scholarship set up by Millard in memory of his 
mother and father. 

Surviving are there sons: Dr. Millard C. Dunn, Jr. of 
who teaches at the University of Indiana, Southeast, Dr. E 
Atlanta, who teaches at Georgia Institute of Technology, T 
Annapolis, Md. who is a pilot for Eastern Airlines as 
partnerships in construction and development companies; five sister, 
Elizabeth Howara of Timberlake, Grace Temple of Greensboro, Adeline 
McDowell of Columbia, S.C., Nancy Mel of Irvine, Calif, and Betty Turner of 
Boise, Idaho; five brothers, James of Durham, Arthur of Timberlake, Ben 
Wyche of Roxboro, Thomas Reade of Burlington and William of Raleigh; and 
four grandchildren. 









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'Bless be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love. 

Jen Wyche Tillett 


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Gail Soules Bradley was born in 1917 in Long Beach, California, the 
daughter of John B. and Margaret Emory Soules. She was a young child when 
her father, then 33, felt called to the ministry, finally earning his B.D. 
degree at Drew in 1926. Deeply committed to human welfare, inspired by the 
Social Gospel but never forgetting the reality of sin in individuals and in 
society, he imbued Gail with a lifelong dedication to the cause of human 
justice. As she grew up, she became active herself in the ministry of the 
church, especially in the Epworth League, in which she was chairman of 
social concerns. All her life the words of Matthew 25 remained her guide. 

Gail earned the B.A. degree at the University of California at Los 
Angeles. Through her activities in the Epworth League she met David 
Gilbert Bradley, and they married in March, 1940. She moved to Evanston, 
Illinois, where David was studying at Garrett Seminary. While 
earned an M.A. degree at Northwestern University, writing her 
concepts of the Kingdom of God. She also received a Certificate 
Chicago Training School at Garrett, with highest honors. 

They moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where David earned 
degree at Yale. Gail worked during this time to help support him. David's 
first teaching job was at Westminster (now Western Maryland) College in 
Westminster, Maryland, and Gail also taught part-time in the psychology 

In 19^9, David earned an appointment in the Religion Department at 
Duke, where he still teaches, and they moved to Durham. Their daughter, 
Katherine Ann, was born there in 1950. Gail was affiliated with Duke 
Memorial Methodist Church and was very active in women's organizations at 
Duke, but the strong and central focus of her life's ministry began to 
appear when she joined the League of Women Voters in Durham in 1951. 

It was through the League that Gail was able to exercise a ministry of 
service to others which made her a beloved friend to many, as well as a 
respected leader. While she was on the state board of the League, the 
League helped win reform of the North Carolina court system and repeal of 
the Speaker Ban Law. But her concern went far beyond local issues, and she 
supported measures to improve the condition of people throughout the world. 
Amid all of this, her leadership encouraged other women to use their own 
talents to the fullest. 

For Gail, these activities were firmly rooted in the Christian faith, 
and she sought consciously to follow the principle of the Law of Love, 
leadership at the local, state, and national levels of the League was 
example of ministry in, and to, the world. 

As a member of the National Board of the League, and later as 
First Vice-President, Gail continued to be an inspiration to others by 
leadership ability and her character, even to those who were unaware of its 
deeply Christian wellspring. 

After retiring from the National Board of the League, she was 
appointed to the U.S. Commission for UNESCO. She continued her ministry 
especially in areas of international concern with the problems of hunger 
and poverty. She remained active in local and national concerns also, 
helping to organize the North Carolina chapter of the Women's Equity Action 
League, and she was a leader in the efforts to obtain ratification of the 
Equal Rights Amendment by the N.C. Legislature. 





Gail's deep concern for social justice and for the rights and needs of 
human beings everywhere was a clear witness that the commands of the gospel 
can be carried out in actions, not just words; and not in the church only, 
but everywhere. Yet this dedication often left her disappointed with the 
institutional church and the lack of leadership that she saw in it. 

The surviving members in Gail's immediate family are David G. Bradley, 
her husband, Katherine B. Johnson, her daughter; and John E. Soules, her 
brother. They, and the many whose lives she touched, will remember her 
always as a true minister of the gospel, as companion, as friend. 

Katherine and Jeffrey Johnson 





My mother was first the wife of Hubert Richard Ashmore. She was the 
minister's wife in the finest way. Many, many times she taught Sunday 
School classes, was president of Women's Society of Christian Service, 
played the piano where there was no one else, Dad's best critic, visitor, 
kept the parsonages immaculate and did all the other things minister's 
wives are supposed to do. 

When North Carolina let married women teach in public schools, Mother 
started teaching, which she continued until she retired. She was just as 
conscientious in the classroom as she was being the minister's wife. 

Mother was the daughter of a Methodist minister, Rev. W. F. Elliott. 
She graduated from Duke University. Family ties were very important to 
her. She was especially proud to be the great granddaughter of Brantly 
York, founder of Trinity College, which later became Duke University. She 
was also very fond of her three grandchildren and looked forward to visits 
with them. 

It is amazing how many "best friends" Mother had. She had close 
friends everywhere whe lived and she kept up with them until she died. 

To summarize Mother's life in one word, the word would have to be 
service. She served well - her church, her husband, and in the classroom. 
The service given was of the highest quality, for Mother would not have had 
it any other way. The world - the part she knew - is better because of her. 

Respectfully and lovingly submitted, 
Ann Ashmore Clegg 





More than anyone I have ever known, Hannah Brown came as near to 
becoming as she was in the mind of God the day God conceived her. She was 
a highly motivated person! Her motivation was not to compete with persons 
but to carry out the will of God in her life regarding her potential. Her 
motivation was deeper than mere survival because she wanted her life to be 
a witness to others whereever she left her footprints or her shadow 
lingered. This virtue expressed itself in a saintly little "ball of 
energy" that was alway positive and sure, bossy but never selfish, 
ever guilty of manipulating people for hew own wishes. However, she 
not above letting God manipulate them through her! 

Hannah Brown was a very enthusiastic person in the literal sense 
the word; for the word "enthusiasm" means literally "in God." Since 
had surrendered her life completely to the will of God she lived with 
assurance that "all things work together for good with those who love God." 
No one has ever inspired and influenced my preaching more from the pew than 
has Hannah Brown. For nine years she sat in her pew every Sunday. Each 
Sunday as she left with sparkling eyes and great enthusiasm, she would 
reach up and gently slap me on the shoulder saying, "That's telling it, 
man," or "That's your best sermon yet!" 

Hannah Brown was truly a Saint of God, a noble and committed church 
woman, an encourager, and a motivator. She was warm and loving, yet 
constructed of an enduring kind of courage and determination. For years 
during the summers she operated a boarding house at Manteo doing all the 
cooking herself, cleaning, washing, ironing, bookkeeping, and serving 
hostess and manager to finance a college education for all five of 

Nine years ago she came into my office saying that she wanted to 
her memorial service. For about forty-five minutes I listened to her 
wrote down every detail. Then on January 15, 1983 in the sanctuary of 
Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church we celebrated her life and 
ascension with a triumphant service of praise and thanksgiving and planted 
her body to rest in Greenwood Cementery in Greenville, N.C. 

Hannah was born October 26, 1895 in Aurora, N.C. In a buggy on the 
way to a revival near Greenville on a moonlite night she won the heart of a 
young school teacher, Adrian Brown, forever. Shortly after their marriage 
Adrian and Hannah answered the call to the ministry and moved to the 
parsonage at Stumpy Point. For almost 50 years they served God together, 
His Church and His people. Their appointments were Stumpy Point, Ingold, 
Bynum, Robersonville , Manteo, Moyock, Yanceyville, Parkton, Bridgeton, 
Goldsboro, Grifton, Gaston, and Maury-Mt. Herman. 

Hannah was the mother of five children, Adrian, Jr., Virginia Beach, 
Va., Wiley Brown, Sr., Raleigh, Joe Brown, Sr., Greenville, Mary Jane 
Hall, Parkton, N.C, and James P. Brown, Norfolk, Va. There were also 19 
grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. 

The morning of the funeral I said to my wife at breakfast, "God 
doesn't make anymore people like Hannah!" But as I thought about it I had 
to retract my statement and say, "Yes, he still can make them like Hannah 
if only we will surrender ourselves to the touch of the Master Potter s 
hand completely as she did." 

For the last twenty years Hannah lived, loved, and ministered to 
people in Greenville and especially to the people in Jarvis Memorial. 




Scott wrote: 

"I sing a song of the saints of God 
Patient, brave and true, 
Who toiled and fought and lived and died 
For the Lord they loved and knew." 

Since I became Hannah Brown's pastor at Jarvis Memorial, almost every 
minister and minister's wife I met always asked about Hannah Brown and they 
always respondeu to my report, "She is one of the great Saints of God." 

James H. Bailey 


Annie Covington Maness was born August 14, 1895 in Anson County 
between Peacnland and Polkton, North Carolina. She was the eighth of 
eleven children born to James W, and Barbara Faulkner Covington. 

On July 4, 1912, Annie and Eli Carson Maness were joined in marriage. 
During tneir marriage the couple were blessed with seven children, one of 
whom died at two years of age. 

E.C. joined the North Carolina Methodist Conference in 1917. 
Devotedly the Maness family served the following charges: Goldston, 
Cokesbury, Fayetteville , Bailey, Fuquay Springs, Jackson, Rose Hill, 
Chadbourn, Brooksdale, Pittsboro, Apex, and Walstonburg. 

Retiring in 1957, the Manesses made Fuquay-Varina their home and 
together enjoyed their retirement until January 17, 1968, when E.C. was 
called to his eternal home. Annie stayed on alone in Fuquay until the 
latter part of 1977, at which time she broke a leg and was unable to care 
for herself. This was the turning point in her life when it was her 
decision to live with her daughter in Gastonia, North Carolina. 

Annie, to those who knew her well, was a very outspoken person and 
voiced her thoughts freely. You did not have to wonder or guess how she 
felt about anything. Her loves and main interests were her husband, home, 
and children. She was a good mother and felt her place was in the home. A 
lovely lady she was having the appearance of a much younger person than she 
actually was. 

Tiredness seemed to overcome Annie and, time and time again, she 
expressed that she was just worn out. On February 17, 1983, Annie, our 
mother, left us here on earth to take her place in heaven and to join her 
mate she had while here on earth, our daddy. The funeral was conducted in 
Robbins, North Carolina at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church. The 
service was performed by Rev. Allen Wentz, a former pastor while in 
Fuquay-Varina. Interment was in the church cemetery. 

Mother is sadly missed by each of us and those who knew and shared her 
love. Surviving mother are six children - Lewis Maness of Morehead City, 
N.C.; E.C. Maness, Jr., of Newport, N.C.; Albert Maness of New Castle, Va.; 
Margaret Maness Husel of Edmonton, Alberta, Cananda; Ivey Maness of 
Asheboro, N.C.; and Ruby Ann Maness of Gastonia, N.C. Also surviving are 
fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. 

The Children 



Esther Carlyle Davis Hall, the oldest daughter of the late Daniel 
lalloway and Mary Elizabeth York Davis, was born in Kinston, North Carolina 
February 10, 1894 and departed this life February 19, 1 983 at Duke 
Jniversity Medical Center, Durham. 

Her walk with God began in early childhood and continued throughout 
ler life. Following Christ she developed a deep and abiding faith which 
greatly influenced her. She found happiness in serving as a church 
organist, a place which she filled for more than sixty years until her 
sight began to fail. In the last months of her life the words of this 
jreat hymn stayed with her constantly: 

"Guide me, thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land; 
I am weak, but thou art mighty: 
Hold me with thy powerful hand." 

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And thou art crowned at last." 

Mary H. Scott 



Anna Bell Morris Fields was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina, 
on May 29, 1902, and died at The Methodist Retirement Home, Durham, North 
Carolina, April 25, 1983- 

She moved with her family to Carthage, North Carolina, in the late 
teens. In 1920, Anna was married in Carthage to Paul Henry Fields. To 
this union were born tnree children: Paul Henry Fields, Jr. (deceased), Ann 
Fielas Rouse of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Joseph Browning Fields of 
Asheboro, North Carolina. 

In addition to Ann and Joseph, Anna is survived by one brother, Ernest 
Morris of Morganton, North Carolina, two sisters: Mrs. Gertrude Whisnant of 
Lawndale, North Carolina, and Mrs. Edna Hull of Morganton, North Carolina, 
and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Anna shared with her husband, the Rev. Paul Henry Fields, ministeries 
at Jenkins Memorial in Raleigh, Oxford Circuit, Grifton, Jonesboro, Rose 
Hill, Rosemary Church in Roanoke Rapids, Scotland Neck, U.S. Army Chaplain 
Services in World War II, Southport, Winter Park in Wilmington, and as an 
Associate Minister at College Place United Methodist Church in Greensboro. 
Anna with genuine faith in God dedicated herself to a strong supportive 
christian role to Paul's ministry in the several churches he served. 

My warm memories of Anna go back to my childhood. From the 
beginning of this acquaintance a lasting bond of love and friendship 
through the years. Her qualities of love, warmth, patience, 
understanding of others will be remembered by all who knew her 
especially will her children have wonderful memories of a mother's love and 
devotion to their rearing in a home dedicated to our God. 

Anna loved to keep in touch with the family and friends .by letters, 
cards, visits, or telephone conversations. By whatever means of contact 
she used, it was underscored by "God Bless You." 

The funeral service was held in College Place United Methodist Church, 
Greensooro, North Carolina, with the Rev. Robert S. Smith in charge, 
assisted by the Rev. Jesse G. Wilkerson, a friend of the family for many 
years. Anna was laid to rest by her husband in Westminister Gardens in 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

As a final tribute, it can be said of Anna Bell, "Well done thy good 
and faithful servant." 





Riley C. Fields 


gency Reports and Resolutions 


North Carolina Conference - 1983 

(The following report was presented to the Conference through a pictorial 
slide presentation.) The report that follows is the narration by Barney L. 
Davidson, President of the Cabinet, 1982-1983 Conference Year.) 

The Editor 

Bishop Cannon ana members of the Conference, twelve Superintendents 
have labored and worked together, and I am happy to bring this report to 
you ana to all our people on their behalf. The Cabinet would have me 
express to Bishop Cannon and to the Conference our thanks for the privilege 
of serving our Lord and His Church. 

This year our report will be visual with slides as well as with words. 
We hope to take you across our Conference to the largest and to the 
smallest congregations - all equally important in the eyes of God, hoping 
this will make real to you some of the great work done by our combined 

Ours is a great Annual Conference in many ways. We have a great 
episcopal leader, and we rejoice that our Bishop Cannon serves as the 
elected President of the World Methodist Council. He is the chief 
executive of that body that brings together sixty-three churches in the 
Methodist tradition from ninety countries of the world. 

Bishop Cannon is a leaaer of Methodists all over the world. He made 
an episcopal visit to India of some three weeks. He has been selected to 
speak for all the bishops at General Conference when he brings their 
Episcopal address. He has just published a new book, The Gospel of Matthew . 

Our Bishop has continued to lead us as we stress evangelism as the 
most important work that we do. Our task is to lift up Jesus Christ as the 
Savior of the world. From our combines efforts we have a net gain for 1982 
of 1157 members. We took in 8,892 members. 

Some of the outstanding work in evangelism was as follows: Trinity 
Church in Jacksonville had a net growth of 194 members during 1982 and 
already has over 70 this year. Riverside Church in New Bern added 85. The 
Raleigh District and New Bern District had the largest growth. The New 
Bern District had a gain of 3% growth in one year Two new congregations 
were established in the Raleigh District, Saint Francis in Cary and Asbury 
Church on the Creedmore Road. 

The Southern Pines Church also had a great growth with 81 members that 
joined in 1982. 

There were 3,298 baptisms in our churches in 1982, many of which were 

Evangelism and Missions are bound together as we proclaim the Good 
News. Work teams from conference districts went into foreign countries. 
The pastors from the Rocky Mount District went to Jamaica. Goldsboro 
District churches sponsored a Vietnamese refugee family. Duke Endowment is 
working through the Magnolia Parish ministry to Hispanic Migrant Farm 
Workers in Duplin County. Rocky Mount District pastors painted and 
repaired historic old Bethesda Church. 

Our Conference did remarkably well in giving to others through 
Outreach Ministries in 1982. Even though in a deep recession in some areas 
and unemployment had reached high levels, our churches responded in a great 
way. The saying is true, "In The Worst of Times, The Church's Response Is 
The Greatest." The Rocky Mount District paid out 100%. The Burlington 
District paid out 99.5%. The Elizabeth City District paid out 99-3%. Our 
Conference Budget of $5,193,131 was overpaid by $ 818.00. A record Charles 
McAdams says he can't remember in our history. During this same period, 
the fall of 1982, the churches response to the 1983 Outreach Ministries 
again set a record. The Raleigh and Rocky Mount Districts accepted 100+. 
The Elizabeth City District accepted 100%. The Burlington and Goldsboro 
Districts accepted 99.8%. The Fayetteville, Greenville and Sanford 
Districts accepted 99.6%. The Durham District accepted 99.4%. Indeed, our 
Cnurches in the worst of times responded the greatest. 

Our Conference has had a tremendous response and support of the Lay 
Rallies. The Burlington District had a very large attendance. The 
Goldsboro District had 729 present, the New Bern District had 720, the 
Elizabeth City District had over 1,000 present and the Durham District had 


One of the fine things that has happened to our Conference and to 

;Methodism as well as the election of Dr. Dennis Campbell as Dean of Duke 
Divinity School. Our Seminary under his leadership is among the finest 
with his gifts and graces we believe it soon will be the very best in 

,'Methodism! ! ! 

Our women are taking their places in serving our churches. Rev. Ruth 
Harper has just completed 6 years at the St. John - Gibson Charge in the 
Rockingham District. She is moving to Fellowship Church - Hamlet. Rev. 
Helen Crotwell has finished four good years at the Banks-Grove Hill Charge 

Jand is moving to the Wake Forest Church. No question about it - some of 
the finest work that is being done in our Conference is by our women 
ministers. We now have 27 serving in the Conference. 

The parsonages in our Conference are among the very best. Glendon 
Church in the Sanford District and Calvary Church in the Rocky Mount 

.District dedicated its parsonages 1 . Pleasant Grove in Rowland and Tyrell 
Charge in the Elizabeth City District built new parsonages. Siler City 

! broke ground for a new parsonage. Farmville and St. John in Goldsboro 

., purchased new parsonages. 

Prospect Church near Pembroke is the largest Native American church in 
Methodism with over 800 members and a budget of $110,000. It had one of 

J the largest Sunday Schools in our Conference. Another very active Native 
American church is Coharrie in the Fayetteville District. 

Several churches dedicated buildings: these include: Mt. Olivet at 
Manteo, St. Matthews, Mt. Zion, Farmville, Nashville, and St. Luke in 

'Sanford. There were also extensive renovations including Mt. Pleasant and 
Merritts Chapel both in the Sanford District, Carr Church in the Durham 
District, St. Pauls in the Rockingham District, also St. Paul Church in 
Goldsboro. Cameron Church added to its facilities by building a breezeway. 
There were many new buildings: Edenton, Gardners in Fayetteville, 
Bethany on the South River Charge, and Epworth on the Clinton Circuit all 
built new sanctuaries. Pilmoor Memorial in Elizabeth City, built a new 
educational building, as did Millers Chapel in the Rockingham District and 
Broadway which also built a new Fellowship Hall. Other churches building 
new Fellowship Halls include St. Andrews in Fayetteville, Mt. Bethel at 
Bahama, Mt. Helena in the Durham District, Cool Springs in Laurinburg, St. 

! Luke near Laurinburg, and Beulah, Vanceboro and Siloam (on the Jamesville 
Charge) all in the Greenville District. 

Building programs in progress in the Goldsboro District are Beston, 
Bethel, Four Oaks, Garris Chapel Jefferson, New Hope, Pine Forest, Kenly 

■and LaGrange. North Raleigh Church built a large sanctuary. Also in the 

. Raleigh District the following churches were in building programs: 

' Gillburg, Millbrook, Zebulon, Apex and Hayes Barton. In the Rocky Mount 
District, New Hope Church on the Roanoke Charge dedicated its educational 
buildings, Woodland built a new sanctuary and education building. Spring 
Hope and St. James bought new organs. 

Bethel Church in Alamance County built a new Fellowship Hall. It 

'was built under the direction of Duke Endowment. I don't think we fully 

, appreciate just what Duke Endowment does for our Conference. As an 
example, this building cost $110,000 and Duke Endowment will pay in the 

I neighborhood of $25,000 when it is paid off. Shiloh Church in Alamance 
County built a building three years ago at the cost of $155,000 and Duke 

| paid $38,000. More important than the money, we get the very best in 

Al Simonton, Editor of the N.C. Christian Advocate is a member of our 
Conference. How fortunate we are to have not just an outstanding editor 
but with out question the very best in Methodism. There is no way to tell 
the great usefulness of this publication. We commend Rev. Al Simonton for 
his tremendous work. It needs all the support we can give. 

In conclusion, I would like to say that as we celebrate the 
Bi-Centennial of Methodism, we remember what the Church is all about. 
There never was any question as to where John and Charles Wesley stood. 
They were God's Men called for his purposes which they recognized and 
lifted up at every opportunity they got. We as God's people, Methodist 
Christians, must remember our heritage which goes far back beyond the 
Wesleys, to Jesus Christ who is the Savior of the World. It is "In him we 
live and move and have our being." "For there is no other name in heaven 
whereby we may be saved." 

Barney L. Davidson 



This past year has been a better year for the Laity in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. We continue to have good leadership in the 
United Methodist Men, Women, and Youth. The number of United Methodist Men 
has grown and their strength as a service organization and a basis for 
outreach from the local church has increased substantially. The Women 
continue to provide the excellent leadership and missionary zeal they 
always have. Our Youth receive good leadership from the Conference level 
and have continued to look for more programs and a better understanding of 
their church. 

Across the Conference there is a growing awareness of the "ministry of 
the Laity" and growing need for our ministers to channel and direct this 
rising lay movement into service and evangelism for our churches. 

Across the Conference there is a growing awareness among the Laity of 
the neea for better organization. To this end, two Associate Conference 
Lay Leader will be appointed to share some of the many representative 
functions that your Conference Lay Leader has. With two Associate 
Conference Lay Leaders, the Conference Lay Leader will be of more service 
to the districts and the local charges. 

Each of the districts is also encouraged to consider appointing 
Associate District Lay Leaders to involve more lay persons in the program 
and the connectional experience of the church. More knowledgeable lay 
persons are needed who know the structure and program of the church. 
Hopefully, by bringing more persons into leadership roles and continuing to 
stress the Lay Speaker Program, the church can encourage and develop this 
kind of Lay leadership across the Conference. Most of all, there is a 
sense of excitement occuring in several of our districts as they begin to 
realize what their organizations can do. A good example is the Rockingham 
District. Under the leadership of Dotsy Reynolds during the past two years 
more than 100 persons have completed the basic lay-speaking course and 
another 40-50 have finished an advanced course. These lay persons are now 
looking for more advanced courses on the program, structure, Methodists 
beliefs, ritual, and a better understanding of the Bible. The Rockingham 
District is planning to continue advanced lay-speaking training. The 
District also provides training for Charge Lay Leaders. 

The Laity continue to emphasize the Ten Dollar Club. I hope the 
Conference will see the time when there will be 7,000 members in the Ten 
Dollar Club. A ten-dollar-club call would then produce $70,000 to help one 
of our churches continue to grow. Now there are over 3500 members, 1/2 the 
goal of 7,000. It doesn't seem too difficult to reach 7,000. Clearly, if 
all twelve district lay rallies will push hard to strenthen the Ten Dollar 
Club, that goal will be reached. 

Two areas of major importance need the attention of the laity. First, 
for too long we have consciously or unconsciously used words and 
organizations which tend to separate us. The Laity must deliberately 
stress our unity as lay Christians, using inclusive language and 
cooperative organizations. We must stress our Christian goals and 
commitments which we have in common rather than the difference in age, sex, 
race or other catagories. We must be practicing Christians, inclusive and 
supportive of all. Then, we will meet our organizational needs. 

Second, there is a great need in the local church to understand the 
connectional church. Many who have a better understanding of the larger 
church and it's boards and agencies that others have this knowledge also. 
There is a great void understanding. The Reader's Digest and 60 Minutes 
only demonstrate our lack of understanding of ourselves. 

Each church and each district should attempt a continuing, regular 
program to expand the individual lay person's understanding of the outreach 
and organization of the United Methodist Church. The Durham District 
conducted a "project understanding" for one weekend and it was most 
successful. Primarily it showed how needed the program is. It was a good 
beginning, but much more needs to be done in Durham. We need to have 
advanced Lay Speaker courses dealing with our general church structure and 

There needs to be a class in the January workshops to instruct us on 
how and where to get information to become more knowledgeable. Summer 
school neeas to conduct classes over and over again on Program and 
Structure in the General Church. 

Bishop Cannon, I have enjoyed working with you and your cabinet, the 
Program Council Staff, and the District Lay Leaders. Many Lay persons have 
asked questions of me — your staff has responded quickly and effectively. I 
look forward to a growing "ministry of the laity" under the leadership and 
direction of our ministers. 

Dr. Richard W. Pearce 


The theme of United Methodist Women for this year is, "Love is 
Sharing," the last emphasis of the quadrennial theme, "Love Made Visible." 
Sharing denotes interaction between people on many levels and that is what 
United Methodist Women have been about. 

At the 10th Annual Meeting held the first week in October at Methodist 
College, Ethel Born, Vice-President of the Women's Division, shared with 
the 575 women in attendance some experiences from her visit with Christian 
women in the Middle East and reaffirmed the need today for Peace and 
Justice. The Love Offering of $10,670,01 was shared with the 3 Missional 
Projects in our conference, Walnut Terrace Child Development Center, 
Fayette.ville-Harnett County Project and Robeson County Church and Community 
Center. The memorials of $10,439.93 given at the Candle Burning Service 
allowed us to share in the mission program of the church for 5 hours, 49 
minutes and 43 seconds. The Conference Study Jewel was presented to the 
Elizabeth City District for having the highest % of units completeing the 
Mission Studies. The Membership Banner, awarded to the district that has 
the most units with a 10? increase in membership went to the Goldsboro 
District. That district also received the Reading Program Banner for 
naving the most people complete Phase I of the program. Total membership 
of the Conference is 27,780 and increase of 450. A budget of $338,500 was 
adopted for 1983- 

The Purpose of United Methodist Women is to be a community of women 
who know God and experience freedom as whole persons in Jesus Christ. To 
this end Conference, District and local retreats and Day Apart services 
were held, Bible Study was conducted, Intercessory Prayer groups and Prayer 
chains were formed using the Prayer Calendar. 

Another part of our Purpose is to, "Develop a creative supportive 
fellowship." To fulfill this part of the Purpose, Love was shared as 80 
young women "39 and Under" spent a week end considering the theme "Through 
It All - God," as a Workshop on Racism was conducted for the Conference 
Leadership, as women attended a class on Human Rights at Conference Summer 
School; as women on the local and district level focused attention on Women 
in Crisis situations such as abuse, hunger, poverty, women in prison, aging 
and singles. Tapes of each month's issue of Response were provided for 
those who cannot see to read. This program will continue and tapes can be 
secured from the Media Center or the district president. 

The last part of the purpose of United Methodist Women is to "expand 
concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the 
church." A Leadership Development Workshop trained conference leaders, 
DOIT Day trained district leaders, District, sub-district meetings and 
Cluster Groups helped local women expand their concepts, 35 local and 
district vice-presidents from churches of small membership attended a 
workshop at Lake Junaluska. Information provided by the Mission Studies, 
KEDE, the conference newsletter, and district newsletters help women grow 
and the more they grow, the more they share love. 

Love is sharing our financial resources. The A fiscal year ends in 
December and in 1982 the Conference Treasurer sent $390,446.10 for mission 
programs in North Carolina and throughout the world. This does not include 
what the 694 units spent in local mission projects. Again this year funds 
from the Call to Prayer and Self-Denial Offering were granted in the North 
Carolina Conference. The emphasis was "Support the Struggle Against 
Racism." $18,200 was granted to Dateline Africa, in Durham and $15,220 for 
a Legal Justice Project in Robeson County. 

United Methodist Women are in the midst of a Centennial Celebration. 
It will continue until 1986. Our foremothers had a dream. They believed 
in that dream and they shared all that they had to make it a reality. 
Today United Methodist Women are "Committed to Mission Tomorrow - Building 
on Yesterday" and they have a dream. It is a dream of Love Made Visible in 
the lives of women around the world, a dream of justice, a dream of 
inclusiveness, a dream of equality, a dream of peace. An impossible dream, 
you say, not so, because United Methodist Women will continue to share that 
love which God so freely shared with us in Jesus Christ. 

Catharine Vick 



We are please to report that the United Methodist Men of the North 
Carolina Conference continue to strengthen in number and in service in the 
local churches and at district and conference levels. 1982 membership in 
chartered local church groups reached 7,124, for an annual 9.3$ increase, 
and approximately $196,000 was raised and spent for projects, an increase 
of 24.2%. This growth in membership and outreach indicates that our men 
perceive fellowship and service within the church to be a priority as we 
decide how we will spend our time today. 

We have some very active local church groups, and this activity 
appears to be prevalent whether the church has large or small membership. 
It is an inspiration to see men together for study and prayer, for 
fellowship in meals, for service in raising funds and in working to 
complete special church or community projects, for advancing the 
evangelistic mission of the Church. Recently in a church the United 
Methodist Men became the choir for a worship service, and the resulting 
special music was a real spiritual experience for those participating and 
those in the congregation. There is genuine excitement among the men in 
many of our local churches. 

And this excitement has spread throughout most of our twelve 
districts, with organized activities to have district men participating in 
the expansion of Christian influence. The Fayetteville District has a 
project for improvements to Camp Rockfish; the Raleigh District is raising 
funds for a new chapel on the Louisburg College campus; the Sanford 
District has plans to provide a trailer for a residence for the minister at 
Lighthouse in Aberdeen; and other districts are planning specific project 
involvements. In addition, there continue to be district rallies and 
retreats to afford opportunities of broadening the Christian perpectives of 
our men. 

In April the Southeastern Jurisdiction had a Heritage Weekend for 
United Methodist Men at Epworth-By-The-Sea on St. Simons Island in Georgia. 
Twenty attended from the North Carolina Conference, and it was my privilege 
to introduce our own Bishop Cannon for the Keynote Address to the 700 men 
present. His description and analysis of our roots in Methodism set the 
stage for the event, and we all felt a special identification with what he 

As we look ahead, we will continue to emphasize strengthening existing 
local church groups and forming new ones where non-existent. District 
organization in three of our districts needs special attention, and we have 
plans toward that end. At the Conference level we are projecting a United 
Methodist Men's Rally in the fall and will have information ready to send 
out soon. 

The men are on the move, and the life of our Church will be the better 
by this increasing momentum. 

J. Allen Norris, Jr. 


I am proud to be here to represent the young people of the North 
Carolina Conference and share with you some of the good things that have 
happened during the past year. 

The summer months are always filled with camps and workshops. The 
Design Teams for these events have planned wisely and we are offering 
another summer of special opportunities, beginning with the Appalachian 
Trail Hike and Youth Music Workshop in June, followed in July by Junior 
High and Senior High Workshops and ACS. In August, a Senior High Weekend 
is planned and in October, a Human Sexuality Weekend. 

In February, response to LASER (Legislative Affairs: Study, Explore, 
Respond) was enthusiastic and we were able to hold this seminar for the 
first time in several years. 15 registered delegates discussed 
legislative issues and were permitted to attend legislative sessions. The 
United Nations Study Tour continues to be a popular event. 40 of us 
participated in March, with the theme centering around nuclear disarmament. 


The format for Rally Day, April 16, was changed. Instead of an 
all-day program, we planned a two-hour Rally at Edenton Street United 
Methodist Church, Raleigh, with Senator Robert Jordan as keynote speaker. 
A new Youth Service Fund puppet show was introduced at the Rally by the 
young people from White Plains Church, Cary, and Sara McMillan, conference 
youth treasurer. We have raised $3,000 of our $12,500 Youth Service Fund 
goal. In 1982, the North Carolina Conference youth made the ninth largest 
contribution to YSF in the nation, and the third largest contribution in 
the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Youth Service Fund is raised by youth, 
J spent by youth to benefit youth. It gives youth the opportunity to 
j participate as a full laity in the United Methodist Church. YSF requires 
youth to go the second mile — to give of their time and talent. 

ACS - Annual Conference Session at Methodist College, July 10-15, is a 

J most significant conference event. Every church is allowed a delegate. 

) Please see that your church is represented, for it is at ACS that decisions 

are made, conference officers elected, and business matters taken care of. 

Behind a good conference program there must be good district and local 

j UMY activities. The 12 district organizations have done a super job of 

promoting United Methodist Youth through District Rallies, Lock-Ins, 

j Athletic Events and Musicals. We extend special thanks to the District 

'Coordinators and District Presidents .. .you have been great! Local youth 

i groups have been involved in many study and discussion sessions, 

! money-making projects for YSF, recreation, field trips, and retreats. . .all 

the things that help develop the whole person. This is what the Youth 

! Fellowship is all about: developing the highest potential of each 

■ individual. 

During the past year it has been my privilege to serve as youth 
• representative on a number of Boards and Agencies. Through this experience 
! I have learned much about the larger church, and have come to appreciate 
! its far-reaching ministry. I thank you for this privilege and this 
(learning experience. 

I speak for the many youth whom I represent when I add a word of 

; appreciation for the leadership of Mike Safley, conference Coordinator of 

: Youth Ministries. He is our friend, our counselor, and our greatest 

; resource person in time of need. Thank you, Mike, for all you do! Bishop 

Cannon, we appreciate the times that you have taken a day from your busy 

schedule to participate in our special programs. You have been most 

supportive . 

And finally, wherever you are sitting in this big auditorium, if you 
are a minister or a lay person who devotes time to the youth program in 
your local church, accept this thanks for being there and for helping us 
along. It is the support and enthusiasm of the local church that has 
helped to introduce conference opportunities to young people, and the local 
church that has made the events happen. I am especially grateful to my 
local church and its youth workers for providing encouragement and love 
during my year as conference president. 

Becky Auman, Conference President 
United Methodist Youth 



The North Carolina United Methodist Conference has had its largest net 
iin in membership in years. At this date the net gain is 1,157- Seven 
Districts show a net gain . Thirty Charges remain unchanged and 241 
Charges show a net loss. 

Our Cnurch Schools show a net loss of 496. This is the smallest loss 
in years. 

The Methoaist Women had a gain of 276. 

The Methodist Men had a gain of 607- 

On Table II as you make a comparison with 1981 you will note the 
percentage gains and losses in each item. The third column shows the 
percentage change over 1981. The fourth column shows the percentage of 
Budget spent in the local church, Conference wide, and the percentage of 
the budget that is spent outside the bounds of the Conference. 







1 . Total full members reported at 

close of last year 212,232 

2. Received this year on Confession 

of Faith or Restored 3493 

3. Received from other United 

Methodist churches 3070 

4. Received from other denominations.. 2172 
5a. Total removed by Charge 

Conference action 1721 

5b. Removed by withdrawal 272 

5. Total Removed by Charge Conference 

action or withdrawn 1993 

6. Removed by transfer to other 

United Methodist churches 2459 

7. Removed by transfer to other 
denominations 1406 

8. Removed by death 2406 

9. Total full members at close of 

this year 212,279 

10. Average attendance at the principal 

weekly worship service(s) 72,750 

11. Number of persons baptized this 

year (all ages) 3412 

12 .Preparatory members now on roll 

(all baptized children under 19)... 19,707 
13. Number of persons on constituency 

roll (Par. 232.4) 8854 

14. Total enrolled in confirmation 

classes this year 2726 


15. Number of leaders 11,955 

16. Children in all classes and groups. 23,429 

17. Youth in all classes and groups.... 14,336 

18. Adults in all classes and groups... 52,285 

19. Total church school membership 102,005 

20. Average attendance in the Sunday 

Church School 52,665 

21 .Average attendance in other ongoing 

classes/groups for learning 20,071 

22. Average attendance in short-term 

classes/groups for learning 30,629 

23. Church school members joining the 

church on confession of faitn 2466 


% Change 








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101 ,509 











24 .Membership in chartered United 

Methodist Men 6517 7124 

25. Amount paid for projects 157,612 195,713 



27,776 28,052 

26 .Membership in United Methodist 


27. Amount paid for local church and 

community work 521,609 790,064 

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28. Value of church land, buildings, 

and equipment 228,427,135 250,208,086 


















29 -Value of church-owned parsonages 

and furniture 31,774,691 34,381,795 8.2 

30. Value of other assets 12,685,715 12,608,004 -.6 

31 .Indebtedness on items 28,29,30 

at end of year 11,095,715 11,076,230 -.2 

32. Other Indebtedness 172,452 199,557 15.7 

LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 1981 1982 % Change % Total 

33-Principal & Interest paid 

(Include minister's housing 

allow) 2,801,705 2,731,625 -2.5 7-53 

34. Paid on buildings and 

improvements (not includ. 

funds borrowed) 3,547,086 5,248,026 

35. Current expenses for program 

(including church school ) . . . . 3 , 1 39 , 4 18 3,440,749 
36. Other current operating 

expense (not including 

program expense) 5,958,317 6,555,810 

37 .Benevolences paid directly 

by local church 529,200 563,460 

SUB-TOTALS 15,975,726 18,539,670 

PASTORAL SUPPORT LOCAL CHURCH 1981 1982 % Change % Total 

38. Pastor's salary 6,183,952 6,900,311 11.6 19.03 

39 .Associate 's salary (under 

episcopal appointment) 327,733 323,670 

40A. Pastor's utilities 988,086 1,055,586 

40B. Associate's utilities 34,029 37,735 

41. Total utilities and other 

cash allowances 1,022,115 1,093,321 

41A. Pastor's travel 1,028,071 1,102,356 

41B. Associate's travel 48,171 52,804 

41. Total Travel 1,076,242 1,155,160 

SUB-TOTALS 8,610,044 9,472,462 10.0 26.13 


43. Pension and benefit funds 

remitted to the Conf .Treas. . 1 , 129 ,773 2, 

44. District Superintendents 'Fund 367,375 

45. Episcopal Fund 108,219 

46. Equitable Salary Fund 231,006 

47. Temporary General Aid Fund... 21,760 

48. Pension Funding Crusade 918,268 

SUB-TOTALS 2,776,401 3,373,429 21.5 9-30 


49 .Interdenominational Cooperation 

Fund 15,370 

50. General Administration Fund... 56,849 
51 .Jurisdictional administration 

fund 39,249 

52. Area and conference 

administration fund 297,871 

53. District work fund 209,076 

54. Lake Junaluska 67,646 

SUB-TOTALS 686,061 695,256 1.3 1-92 


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55. World Service and Conference 

Benevolences 1 ,309 ,4 36 

56. Ministerial Education Fund... 210,928 

57. Black College Fund 82,107 

58.Missional Priorities Fund.... 85,794 

59-Lovely Land Restoration 120 

60. General Advance Specials 283,352 

61. Youth Service Fund 9,359 

62A.0ne Great Hour of Sharing... 68,679 

6 2B. World Communion 18,103 

62C.U.M. Student Day 8,624 

62D. Human Relations Day 9,084 

62. Total Gen. Church Of ferings . . . 104 , 490 

64.SEJ TV Ministry 3,130 

65. Conference Advance Specials. ... 57 , 509 

66. Higher Education 875,920 

67. $10 Club 87,908 

68. Health and welfare agencies ... 540 ,212 
69. General Conference TV Ministry. 216 
70.0tner benevolences sent to 

conference treasurer 9,546 

SUB-TOTALS 3,660,025 


71.U.M.W. cash sent to district 

or conference U.M.W.Treas 319,603 347,099 8.6 .96 

72. GRAND TOTAL PAID (add lines 

33-71 in paid column) 32,027,858 36,254,376 13-2 

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Bishop Cannon and members of the Annual Conference. I want to call 
your attention to the report found in your book of reports, pages 51-55. 

I bring you greetings from Lay Professionals who serve the church's 
ministry as Administrator of the Retirement Home, Church Business 
Administrators and Directors of Education and Music. We have had a most 
rewarding year of hard work. We have been able to develop a system of 
continuing education and a list of required reading to insure continued 
growth by professional skills. For this we are thankful. We are most 
excited to recommend the certification of Martha Jo Hollowell as Director 
of Music and Ann Marie Glisson to be consecrated into Diaconal Ministry. 

I move the adoption of this report. 

Richard J. Williams 

time Christian 

These men and women serve the church in education, business 
administration, United Methodist home administration, and Music. They are 
required to give full time to their Christian Calling. 

We are recommending the certification of Martha Hollowell to the 
position of Director of Music. 

We are recommending the consecration of Ann Marie Glisson as a 
Diaconal Minister. 


This has been a good year for persons in Diaconal Ministry, as they 
have worked together in the local church. The Board of Diaconal Ministry 
has worked hard toward the requirement for the annual review for 

.continuation in Diaconal Ministry and in the recertif ication of persons 
certified in music and education. They are requiring, beginning with the 
year 1983, eight (8) Continuing Education Units per quadrennium. These may 

;be acheived tnrough the usual education institutional channels or may in 
part be achieved using Conference Standard Unit for work acheived within 

itne conference's events. Also, a reading list from the National Church is 
being used to encourage a good program of reading. 

Richard J. Williams, Chairman 
Michael Safley, Registrar 

I. Report of the Professional Educators 

A. Directors of Christian Education 

1 .Certification renewed 

Biddle, Miss Margaret Anne Director of Christian Education 
P.O. Box 2597 Front Street UMC 

Burlington, N.C. 27216 Burlington, N.C. 

Gantz, Miss Phyllis Louise Program Director 
4706 Creedmoor Road Benson Memorial UMC 

Raleigh, N.C. 27612 Raleigh, N.C. 

Gattis, Mrs. William H. (Irene) Leave of Absence 
4510 Tenalla Road 
New Bern, N.C. 28560 

Ann Marie Glisson 
P.O.Box 241 
Jamestown, N.C. 27282 

Jacobs, Mr. Harola Dean Director of Christian Education 

Route 3, Box 196 Prospect UMC 

Maxton, N.C. 26364 Maxton, N.C. 

Lineberger, Mrs. Pam Baker Leave of Absence 

P.O. Box 533 

Long Beach, N.C. 28461 

Norton, Mrs. Mary Jane Pierce Director of Christian Education 
P.O. Box 840 Board of Discipleship 

Nasnville, TN 37202 Nashville, TN 

Walker. Miss Wanda Gail Director of Children's Ministries 

344 Raleign Street First UMC 

Hamlet, N.C. 28345 Hamlet, N.C. 

Williams, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Volunteer 
410 S. Fourth Street Centenary UMC 

Smithfield, N.C. 27577 Smithfield, N.C. 

Williams, Mr. Richard Director of Christian Education 

410 S. Fourth Street Centenary UMC 

Smithfield, N.C. 27577 Smithfield, N.C. 

Womack, Mrs. Leslie Castle Leave of Absence 
P.O. Box 355 
Norlina, N.C. 27563 

i. Associate in Christian Education 

1 . Certification renewed 

O'Connor, Mrs. Francis J.(Tacoma) Associate in Christian Education 
513 North Hyde Park Avenue Carr UMC 
Durham, N.C. 27703 Durham, N.C. 

Vaughan, Mr. Stephen Walton, II 
2000 East Sixth Street 
Greenville, N.C. 27834 

C. Minister of Christian Education 

1 . Certification renewed 

White, Rev. John Hezekiah 
3808 New Hope Road 
Raleigh, N.C. 27604 

Associate in Christian Education 
Saint James UMC 
Greenville, N.C. 


Saint James UMC 

Raleigh, N.C. 

II. Report of the Professional Church Musicians 
Director of Music 
, Certification Recommended 

Hollowell, Martha Jo 
. Certificaion renewed 

Argo, Mr. David Anthony 
1700 Ft. Bragg Road 
Fayetteville, N.C. 28303 

Davenport, Mrs. Charles (Laura) 
P.O.Box 1423 
Wilson, N.C. 27893 

Estes, Mrs. Barbara Eve 

100 S. Church St. 

Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

Jacobs, Mr. Harold Dean 
Route 3, Box 196 
Maxton, N.C. 28364 

Jenkins, Mrs. James W.(Anne) 
3504 McAllister Place 
Raleigh, N.C. 27612 

Johnson, Mrs. Floyd (Marilyn) 
1408 KimDerly Road 
New Bern, N.C. 28560 

Jones, Mrs. S. Jameson(Bonnie) 
3 Glenmore Drive 
Durham, N.C. 27707 

Moore, Mrs. J. Hilton (Elizabeth) 
205 E. New Bern Road 
Kinston, N.C. 28501 

Onisko, Mrs. Anthony A. (Dorothy) 
130 East Market Street 
Smithfield, N.C. 27577 

Searles, Mr. Roger Frank 
204 East Chestnut Street 
Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 

Stocks, Mrs. Lois Hardee 
Route 3, Box 88 
Greenville, N.C. 27834 

Watson, Mr. John R. 
P.O.Box 158 
Gary, N.C. 27511 

Weisser, Mr. William James 
228 West Edenton Street 
Raleigh, N.C. 27603 

Director of Music 
Haymount UMC 
Fayetteville, N.C. 

Director of Music 
First UMC 
Wilson, N.C. 

Director of Music 

First UMC 

Rocky Mount, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Prospect UMC 
Maxton, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Benson Memorial UMC 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Garber UMC 
New Bern, N .C. 

Director of Music 
Duke University 
Durham, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Shady Grove UMC 
Kinston, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Centenary UMC 
Smithfield, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Saint Paul UMC 
Goldsboro, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Salem UMC 
Simpson, N.C. 

Director of Music 
White Plains UMC 
Cary, N.C. 

Director of Music 
Edenton Street UMC 
Raleigh, N.C. 


Wright, Miss V. Caroline Director of Music 

322 Front Street Hertford UMC 

Hertford, N.C. 27944 Hertford, N.C. 

3. Certification Transferred to Another Conference 

Benson, Mr. G. Alan Transferred to Memphis Conference 
P.O. Box 25 
Parrish, Tn. 

III. Report of the Diaconal Ministers 

. Diaconal Ministers 

1 . Consecration renewed 

Argo, Mr. David Anthony Director of Music 

4823 Belford Road Haymount UMC 

Fayetteville, N.C. 28304 Fayetteville , N.C. 

Biddle, Miss Margaret Anne Director of Christian Education 

P.O. Box 2597 Front Street UMC 

Burlington, N.C. 27216 Burlington, N.C. 

Davenport, Mrs. Charles (Laura) Program Coordinator 

P.O.Box 1423 First UMC 

Wilson, N.C. 27893 Wilson, N.C. 

Estes, Mrs. Barbara Eve Director of Music 

100 S. Church Street First UMC 

Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 Rocky Mount, N.C. 

Gantz, Miss Phyllis Louise Program Director 

4706 Creedmoor Road Benson Memorial UMC 

Raleigh, N.C. 27612 Raleigh, N.C. 

Garrison, Jr., Mr. Robert H. Church Business Administrator 

P.O.Box 9069 Hayes Barton UMC 

Raleigh, N.C. 27628 Raleigh, N.C. 

Jacobs, Mr. Harold Dean Director of Music/Education 

Route 3, Box 196 Prospect UMC 

Maxton, N.C. 28364 Maxton, N.C. 

Johnson, Mrs. Floyd J. (Marilyn) Director of Music 

1408 Kimberly Road Garber UMC 

New Bern, N.C. 28560 New Bern, N.C. 

Jones, Mrs. S. Jameson (Bonnie) Director of Music 
3 Glenmore Drive Duke University 

Durham, N.C. 27707 Durham, N.C. 

Norton, Mrs. Mary Jane Pierce Director of Christian Education 

P.O.Box 840 Board of Discipliship 

Nashville, Tn. 37202 Nashville, Tn. 

O'Connor, Mrs. Francis J.(Tacoma) Associate in Christian Education 

513 North Hyde Park Avenue Carr UMC 

Durham, N.C. 27703 Durham, N.C. 

Penley, Mr. W. Donald Executive Director 

2616 Erwin Road Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

Durham, N.C. 27705 Durham, N.C. 

Searles, Mr. Roger Frank Director of Music 

204 East Chestnut Street Saint Paul UMC 

Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 Goldsboro, N.C. 

Stocks, Mrs. Lois Hardee Director of Music 

Route 3, Box 88 Salem UMC 

Greenville, N.C. 27834 Simpson, N.C. 


Vaughan, Mr. Stephen Walton, II. Associate in Education/Music 
2000 East Sixth Street Saint James UMC 

Greenville, N.C. 2783 1 * Greenville, N.C. 

Walker, Miss Wanda Gail Director of Christian Education 

344 Raleigh Street First UMC 

Hamlet, N.C. 28345 Hamlet, N.C. 

Weisser, Mr. William James Director of Music 
228 West Edenton Street Edenton Street UMC 

Raleigh, N.C. 27577 Raleigh, N.C. 

Williams, Mr. Richard Jerome Director of Christian Education 
410 South Fourth Street Centenary UMC 

Smithfield, N.C. 27577 Smithfield, N.C. 

Womack, Mrs. Leslie Castle Leave of Absence 
P.O. Box 355 
Norlina, N.C. 27563 

2. Consecration Transferred to Another Conference 

Benson, Mr. G. Alan Transferred to Memphis Conference 

P.O. Box 25 
Parrish, Tn. 

3. To Be Consecrated 

Glisson, Ann Marie 
P.O. Box 241 
Jamestown, N.C. 27282 


Report to the 1983 Annual Conference 

As our Conference representative on the General Council on Ministries, 
it is my responsibility to participate in the program planning of the 
General Church, to relate the North Carolina Conference to the various 
general programs, and to serve as liaison between GCOM and our own 
Conference Council on Ministries. It is a rewarding experience to serve in 
this leadership role and also to recognize that our Conference continues to 
be in the forefront in carrying out General Church programs. 

With General Conference now less than a year away, the General Council 
on Ministries is much involved in designing the proposed Missional Priority 
for the new Quadrennium. I serve on the GCOM unit that has been given the 
responsibility to develop this priority and thus am in position to make our 
Conference viewpoints readily known. I have conveyed the comments that 
have come to me, as have representatives from other conferences, and it is 
now apparent that the 1985-88 Priority for the Church's attention will 
emphasize each local church within a concept of "The Church Alive." We 
recognize the need in many instances to revitalize the local church, to 
participate in new church development, to engage in personal evangelism, 
ana to continue a strong emphasis on the ethnic minority local church. 
Between now and May, 1984, the General Council on Ministries will be 
refining tne components of this important Missional Priority and will make 
them known in detail to Conference Councils on Ministry and General 
Conference Delegations. 

In addition, GCOM will continue to monitor existing general programs 
and to study the multiple suggestions for emphasis and change. We have 
much to protect in the traditions of our Church, and as your GCOM 
representative I am dedicated to this principle; but it is good to know 
that we are able to consider new ideas and that we do not remain static as 

people . 

J. Allen Norris, Jr. 
GCOM Representative 



Bishop Cannon and Members of the North Carolina Annual Conference: 

Greetings from the membership, organizations and staff of the 
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Council on Ministries! 

Let our first word be one of gratitude for the way you support the 
Jurisdictional structure and program. You provide leadership, 
participation, and money to enable the cooperative ministries which in many 
ways are the envy of the entire denomination. You furnish us Ernie Porter, 
Mollye Briley, Harley Cecil, Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson, Lawrence Lugar, 
Richard W. Pearce, Reginald Ponder, Ross E. Townes, Sam Wynn and others to 
guide the SEJ Council and Commissions. They are the "instruments of 
transfer" from you to us and from us to you. 

You can be proud of the vigorous leadershiD which the Jurisdictional 

Dially the ethnic minority local churches. 

Some of the things you are doing because the Southeastern Jui 
a viable Council on Ministries include: 

has a 

Held a Convocation on the Family, a Convocation on Aging, a 
Consultation on Prison Ministries and Penal Reform, A Consultation 

on Urban Strategies, a Consultation on Farm, Food, Land and Human 
Justice in 1982. 

Three more Convocations are projected for 1983: United Methodist 
Men, Ethnic Minority Local Churches, Small Membership Church. 

The SEJ United Methodist Women's Quadrennial Meeting is scheduled 
for Birmingham April 5-8, 1984. 

A program sponsored by the SEJ Association of Conference Leaders in 
Evangelism to honor churches doing a good job in winning persons to 
the church by Confession of Faith and in church growth. 

An amazing movement in the conferences to start new congregations. 

The very powerful intercessory prayer movement "Forty Days of 
Prayer for Five Persons" during Lent of 1983, though many churches 
are involved at other times. 

Beginning the "Heritage Center for United Methodists of the 
Southeast" and bringing our Jurisdictional collection together at 
Lake Junaluska. 

Calling attention to the unique heritage of United Methodists in 
the Southeast as we "Celebrate Methodism." 

Working with state, federal, community and other agencies in 
creating positive ministries for the mentally retarded and their 
families. We have arranged two Vacation Retreat Weeks for Mentally 
Retarded Adults at Junaluska. 

Broadening our planning to champion the cause of persons with 
physically handicapping conditions. We have designed a "Freedom 
Celebration" experience at Junaluska over the 4th of July Weekend 
for persons with physically handicapping conditions. 

Continuing our support of the Volunteers-In-Mission Program. 

Encouraging and providing financial incentive assistance for small 
membership churches to improve their facilities. 

Finuing scholarships and other means of helping train leadership 
for ethnic minority churches. 

Cultivating an interest in missions and support of Advance 

Finding ways to involve local churches ana individuals in missions. 

Designing and promoting Jurisdictional Events at Lake Junaluska. 

Producing and distributing the United Methodist Series of The 
Protestant Hour, a radio ministry with a 36 year history. 

Producing for distribution via the Public Broadcasting Service 
satellite network the weekly television program "Perspectives" in 
cooperation with three other denominations who join us in the 

Producing and distributing the SEJ United Methodist paper quarterly 
to keep every local church informed about what is happening across 
the Jurisdiction. 

All of this is possible because of the strong commitment to regional 
planning and cooperation by the College of Bishops, the Conference Council 
Directors, and every Annual Conference. We are convinced that we can do 
some things better together than we can separately. That is the essence of 
The United Methodist connectional system. None try to go it alone. We go 

No matter how fervently we desire to do significant things, without 
the financial commitment of local churches to the Jurisdictional Fund the 
structure and program would collapse. So we continue to be grateful for 
the support given by North Carolina Conference. According to Mr. John 
Laird, Treasurer, the North Carolina Conference paid 1 00% of the 
apportionment for 1982. 

(Presented by Brooks Little) 

G. Ross Freeman 
Executive Secretary 


Greetings ! 

Junaluska is in a sound financial operating position. We experienced 
a slight increase in numbers last year in spite of the recession. We 
anticipate a good 1983- 

Junaluska is doing more programming than ever before on a year round 
basis. Dr. Mark Rouch's work in continuing education and special 
programming is gaining wide recognition. Through his efforts a sizeable 
grant for continuing education for clergy women has been received. 

Junaluska is in the best physical condition it has been in in years. 
This has come about because of the Junaluska Advance - an asking of $.50 
per member of each local church in The Jurisdiction. 

The Assembly does not generate capital funds within its operation 
the primary source for these funds come from the Junaluska Advance. The 
Junaluska Advance since 1972 has brought in $6.5 M: 

- Dredged upper portion of the Lake 

- New primary sewer system 

- Renovated the dam 

- New Terrace Hotel 

- Renovation of Center Section of Lambuth Inn 
Other needs yet unmet - 

We are deeply grateful for what these funds have accomplished - North 
Carolina 66$ - ranks 13th in the 16 Annual Conferences. It is our hope the 

funa will be continued for a number of capitol development needs yet unmet. 

Junaluska Associates are another source of income enabling us to do 

projects on building and grounds for beautif ication and improvement. 1000 
Associates. 150 Life Members. 


Junaluska Advisors - Marie Grusty will be meeting with these on a 
conference basis and we hope to have a Jurisdictional meeting next fall. 

Trustees North Carolina Conference: 

Rev. Simeon Cummings - Dr. William King - Dr. Charles Mercer - 

Come! We want you to be proud of your Jurisdictional Conference and 
Retreat Center and hope that every local church will come to accept 
ownership and take advantage of the programs there. 

Come See Us! 

Mel Harbin 


The purpose of The Council is to (a) receive program recommendations 
from local churches, district agencies, Annual Conference agencies and the 
Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; (b) develop these 
recommendations into a coordinated program to recommended to the Annual 
Conference and (c) provide implementation for and administration of the 
coorainatea program as adopted by the Conference. All Annual Conference 
program boards and agencies shall cooperate with and be amenable between 
sessions of tne Annual Conference to The Council on Ministries in matters 
relating to the development, implementation, and administration of the 
programs . 

More than 250 separate program and policy recommendations were 
received from various levels of the church. These were coordinated into 
180 recommendations to be presented to the Annual Conference. 

The Program Staff of The Council on Ministries is to be commended for 
their very faithful anc effective work, which includes resourcing the 
various boards and agencies of the Conference; doing administrative work 
for these boards and agencies; being resource persons for district Councils 
on Ministries; and going to the local churches to preach, teach, train and 
provide resources. The staff from July 1, 1982, through May 31, 1983, has 
responded to more than 1,800 specific requests. They have been in more 
than 230 local churches during this time for various kinds of events. We 
are grateful for their good ministries. 

Concerning conference events, the January Workshops had the largest 
attendance in nine years, with more than 3,700 persons sharing in them. 
The lay rallies had an attendance of more than 9,000 persons. Summer 
School for August of 1982 had a 50? increase in attendance over 1 98 1 . The 
1983 Summer School promises to be one of the best ever. A new structure 
for the Summer School Board of Directors was adopted by the Council on 
Ministries and will become effective following the 1983 session of Summer 

The organization of CCOM program staff, effective June, 1983, will be 
six Associate Directors and an Executive Director, (See Page 1). The very 
efficient support staff working with the program staff makes an excellent 
team. The expanded use of the computer and word processing will make the 
program ans support staffs even more effective in serving the Conference, 
Districts, and Local Churches. This is our mission and purpose. 

We are grateful to the councils and committees of the CCOM for their 
work, and especially to the Budget and Personnel Committees. 

Evangelism and Church Growth are priorities that we must keep before 
us as the very essence of our ministry. We are proud of the record 
achievements of the three churches from each district that will be 
recognized at the 1 983 Annual Conference. (See page 156.) 

May all of our planning and work have the central aim and purpose of 
bringing more persons into a redeeming relationship with Jesus Christ that 
causes us to be "change agents" in society even as we are changed. 

Ours is a ministry of service. 

Ernest R. Porter, Executive Director 
Conference Council on Ministries 



I. 1983 Supplemental Recommendations 

A. New Programs 

1 .That in the fall of 1 983 the Conference Council on Ministries shall 
conduct an open workshop or seminar on The United Methodist Church's 
relationship to and involvement with the National Council of 
Churches and the World Council of Churches in which various points 
of view will be well represented. 

2. That a spiritual life retreat for young adults shall be held at Camp 
Don Lee the thira weekend in August, 1983- To be implemented by 
CCYAM. Cost-$300.00. (Education) 

B. New Procedures (not specific program or events) 

1 .That the COM Task Force on Human Need/Hunger be authorized to 
administer the funds ($75,000) made available for 1983 to 
meetspecial human needs. 

2. That the College Capital Funds approved for disbursement in 1 983 be 
used for payment of Debt Retirement on HEW or HUD bonds until the 
annual commitment for 1983 is met. If and when the 1 983 commitment 
for 1983 is met in full, these funds may be used for other capital 
needs, but the number one priority for these funds shall be the 
payment of indebtedness on the Federal loans. To be implemented by 
the Trustees and Administors of each of our conference colleges. 
(Higher Education) 

II. Special Days to be Observed 

That the local church shall observe the following special days as 
directed by the 1980 General Conference (paragraph 270 - 271, Book 
of Discipline) and the 1980 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference: 

February Church and Society Month 

•March 4 Human Relations Day 

•April 1 One Great Hour of Sharing 

April 8 Ethnic Minority Sunday 

April 29 Heritage Sunday 

May 6 Golden Cross Sunday 

September 9 Christian Education Sunday 

"October 7 World Communion Sunday 

October 14 Laity Sunday 

October 21 World Order Sunday 

November 11 SEJ TV Sunday 

•November 25 United Methodist Student Day 

(» Offering to be taken) 

Special Days ana Observances Recommended by the Annual Conference: 

January 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 

February 12-19 Brotherhood Week 

March 2 World Day of Prayer 

May 6 COCU Sunday 

May 20 Rogation Sunday 

May 27 World Peace Sabbath 

October 31 Reformation Day 

November 18 National Bible Sunday 

III .Continuing Programs Calendar: 

Youth Events: 

UN/Washington Study Tour - March 10-16 

Junior High Weekend - April 6-8 

Rally Day - April 14 

College Preparatory Weekend - April 27-29 

Appalachian Trail Hike - June 16-23 


Youth Music Workshop Tour - June 17-24 

Junior High Workshop - June 25-30 

A.C.S. - July 8-14 

Senior High Workshop - July 23-28 

Youth Work Project - August 5-11 

UMYF Counselor Training - September 15-16 

Human Sexuality Weekend - October 12-14 

Senior High Weekend - November 9-11 

Camping Ministries: 

March - Tri-District Workshop on Utilization of Camps (all camps) 

April 27-29 - Photography Camp (Rockfish) 

May - Senior Adults Camp (Don-Lee) 

May 25-27 - Family Camp (Rockfish) 

May 27-June 2-Hobie Cat Sailing (Don-Lee) (Older Youth, Young Adults) 

June 10-23 - Two-Week Sailing for Jr. Hi's (Don-Lee) 

June 10-July 7 - Leader-in-Training (Don-Lee) 

June 17-23 - Hobie Cat Sailing for Older Youth, Young Adults, and 

Adults (Don-Lee) 
June 17-30 - Two-week Elementary Camp (Don-Lee) 
June 27-July7 - Two-week Jr. Hi Sailing Camp (Don-Lee) 
June 24-30 - Elementary 1 & 2 Camp (Chestnut Ridge) 
July 8-14 - Hobie Cat Sailing for Older Youth, Young Adults and Adults 

July 3-23 - Three-week Advanced Sailing Camp (Don-Lee) 
July 8-14 - Family Camp (Don-Lee) 
July 8-21 - Youth Caravan Camp (all 4 camps) 
July 15-28 - Two-week Sailing for Jr. Hi's (Don-Lee) 
July 15 - August 11 - L.I.T. (Leader-In-Training) (Don-Lee) 
July 22-28 - Elementary 1 & 2 Camp (Rockfish) 

- Hobie Cat Sailing (Don-Lee) (Older Youth, Young Adults, 

July 22 - August 4 - Two-week Elementary Camp (Don-Lee) 
July 29 - August 4 - Two-week Jr. Hi. Sailing Camp (Don-Lee) 
August 5-11 - Elementary Camp 1 & 2 (Don-Lee) 
August 12-15 - Music Camp for Children (Don-Lee) 
August - Family Camp - Long weekend (Don-Lee) 
August - Tri-racial Camp (Rockfish) 
September 14-15 - Scouting Retreat (Rockfish) 
September 21-23 - Youth Weekend Camp for Churches of Small Membership 

Summer - One-week camps for Elementary 3-6 and Jr. Hi. (Don-Lee, 

Chestnut Ridge, and Rockfish) 
Summer - Jr. Hi. Canoe Camp (Rockfish) 

Special Needs Camps: Mentally Retarded, Hearing Impaired, 
Muscular Dystrophy, Vision Impaired 
Fall - Training Events for Camps Contact Persons 

For Local Church Consideration 

Note: In the local church programs and procedures may be considered by 
the Council on Ministries of the local church or charge or the 
Administrative Council of the local church or charge, whichever 
is appropiate for that church. 

A. New Programs 

1 .That each local church consider observing Rogation Sunday on May 15, 
1984. To be implemented by the local church work area on 
Stewardship and/or worship. (Stewardship) 

2. That each local church shall consider conducting a Time and Stress 
Management Seminar to be funded by the local church. Members of 
the Conference Board of Stewardship or a designated qualified 
person will be available as the instructor. To be implemented by 
the local church. (Stewardship) 

3. That each local church shall consider using a one-session Bible 
Study on Stewardship, entitled "Serving Two Masters - God and 
Mammon" available from the Board of Stewardship. To be implemented 
by the local church. (Stewardship) 

4. That each local church shall consider enhancing its ministry to 
"single" individuals through organizing a support group, beginning 


January 1, 1984. To be implemented by the local church (Education) 

5. That each local church shall consider a choir exchange with other 
local churches in the District. To be implemented by the local 
church Music Committee. (Education) 

6. That each local church shall consider establishing a choir 
recognition Sunday to recognize music ministry in the local church, 
and its professional and volunteer leadership. This might be held 
on A Great Day of Methodist Singing, the 2nd Sunday in November. 
To be implemented by the local church. (Education) 

7. That each local church consider having studies for lay persons of 
our basic United Methodist Beliefs, Christian Faith or 
Organization, Structure and Program of The United Methodist Church 
for the Administrative Board, new members, and other interested 
persons. To be implemented by the local church. (Laity) 

8. That each local church consider observing the Bicentennial by means 
of various observances, study and events, using resources and 
suggestions provided by The Conference Bicentennial Task Force. 
To be implemented by the local church. (Archives and History) 

9. That each local church consider having a special Christmas Eve 
Service to commemorate the Christmas Conference of 1784. To be 
implemented by the local church. (Archives and History) 

10. That each local church shall consider promoting an emphasis on 
prayer and fasting during lent, utilizing material available 
through the Board of Evangelism. To be implemented by the local 
church. (Evangelism) 

11. That each local church shall consider its goal to win at least one 
more person to Christ on Confession of Faith during 1984, than in 
1983. By local church. (Evangelism) 

B. New Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

1 .That each local church shall consider developing a church 
individual giving profile for developing systematic giving reaching 
non-givers. To be implemented by the local church Finance 
Committee and Stewardship Work Area. (Stewardship) 

2. That each local church with few children enrolled in Sunday School 
shall consider using a resource list on ministries with children to 
be provided by the CCOM. To be implemented by the local church. 

3. That each local church shall consider utilizing the Teaching in 
Leadership for Children Teams (TLC) in providing programming and 
resources to children. To be implemented by the local church. 

4. That each local church shall consider ways and means of introducing 
Pockets, a children's devotional magazine to the children of the 
church, (e.g. gifts, teachers' aides, bulk order for distribution). 
To be implemented by the local church Work Area on Education. 

5. That each local church shall consider identifying a Nursery Home 
Visitor(s) and providing them Nursery Home Visitor Packets (United 
Methodist Curriculum). To be implemented by the local church 
children's coordinator of age level ministries. (Education) 

6. That each local church shall consider its program scheduling to be 
conductive to family togetherness in the following ways: a) with a 
common meeting night b)through coordination of programs (age levels) 
c)through occasional inter-generational classes. To be implemented by 
the local church. (Education) 

7. That each local church shall consider strengthening family 
devotional life through the use of: a) Pockets and Upper Room 
(Christmas gifts) b) Advent and Lenten devotional written by the 
congregation c)Table grace and sharing the evening prayers To be 
implemented by the local church. (Education) 

8. That each local church shall consider having member(s) be certified 
as a Marriage Enrichment Counselor. To be implemented by the local 
church. (Education) 

9. That each local church shall consider promoting Family Life 
activities at our conference camps. To be implemented by the local 
church. (Education) 
10. That each local church shall encourage sharing/caring between 
different age groups in the church community by using the talents of 
its senior citizens and its disabled persons 
a) in Vacation Bible School 


b)trading vocational experiences 
1 )granaparents in nursery 

2) retired skills and talents. To be implemented by the local 
church. (Education) 

11. That each local church consider using materials produced by the 
Conference Council on Ministries in the observance of Christian 
Education Sunday. To be implemented by the local church. 

12. That each local church consider making high school students aware 
of the Blackburn Scholarship and the MeritScholarship (s ) 
available to students attending one of our three conference 
colleges, and that they be encouraged to apply. To be implemented 
by the local church Work Area on Higher Education and Campus 
Ministry, with information supplied by the Board of Higher 
Education; and the Pastor. (Higher Education) 

13. That each local church support the recruitment of students for 
Louisburg College, Methodist College, and N.C. Wesleyan College: 
by continuing to send a list of high school students to each 
college; by inviting representatives from the three colleges to 
speak to UMYF groups and at services of corporate worship; by 
inviting choirs from our three colleges to come for a concert; by 
encouraging high school students to seriously consider one of 
these three colleges; and/or by setting up scholarships at each of 
the colleges. To be implemented by the local church Work Area on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministries. 

14. That each local church be encouraged to develop ways to cooperate 
with other groups in the community in providing services to meet 
human needs. To be implemented by the local church. (Church & 

15. That each local church shall encourage support for its public 
school system. To be implemented by the local church. (Church & 

16. That each local church shall consider providing facilities and 
support for fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and shall educate 
youth and adults on dangers of alcohol and ways to prevent abuse. 
To be implemented by the local church. (Church & Society) 

17. That each local church shall encourage its members to use the 
resources of the Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America. 
To be implemented by the local church. (Church & Society) 

18. That each local church shall consider promoting studies of 
contributions made by Black and Native American Methodists, using 
the books: "To Be True To Our Heritage", "The Only Land I Know", 
and "To A Higher Glory", written by United Methodists. To be 
implemented by the local church. (EMLC Committee) 

19. That each local church consider using the filmstrip, "He First 
Loved Me", in various settings to make persons aware of our 
continuing responsibility to minister to persons with handicapping 
conditions. To be implemented by the local church. (Health and 

20. That each local church consider scheduling one of our Conference 
Evangelists for revivals, retreats, conferences or workshops on 

John Hobbs, P.O.Box 429, Bethel, N.C. 27812 
Tommy Tyson, Route 7, Box 244, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514 
Johnny Williams, P.O.Box 4775, Rocky Mt. , N.C. 27801 
To be implemented by the local church. (Evangelism) 

21. That each local church shall consider establishing an on going 
weekly Lay Visitation program, setting aside a specific day for 
visitation. To be implemented by the local church using 
guidelines as provided in Visitation Evangelism: A Relational 
Ministry and other such programs. (Evangelism) 

22. That each local church shall consider promoting and 
providing guidance for the revival of Prayer Meetings and the 
formation of Koinonia Groups. To be implemented by the 
local church. (Evangelism) 

C. Continuing Programs 

1 .That each local church shall consider having at least one mission 

speaker during the year, and that travel (at conference rate), 
lodging ana food expenses to be paid by local church. 

2. That each local church shall consider conducting at least one of 


the church-wide studies during the year. To be implemented by the 
local church. (Missions) 

3. That each local church shall consider after-school child care and 
week-day ministries for children whose parents are away from home. 
To be implemented by the local church. (Education) 

4. That each local church shall consider conducting a vacation church 
school: including adults and youth along with children, and also 
consider designating VCS offerings to campership funds and the 
Methodist Home for Children . (Education) 

5. That each local church shall consider having a "Children's Day 
Program" in the spring. (Education) 

6. That each local church or churches with large membership shall 
consider encouraging the pastor to invite an ordained woman to 
preach at least once in the local church. To be implemented by the 
local church. (COSROW) 

7. That each local church shall consider planning and promoting a 
community-wide CROP Hunger Event. Information and materials may be 
obtained from Ed King, Carolina's CROP Director, 1006 Lamond Avenue, 
Durham, N. C. 27705. To be implemented by the Work Areas of 
Christian Unity, Missions, and Church and Society. (CUIC) 

8. That each local church shall consider planning and promoting 
Thanksgiving, in cooperation with other churches and faiths, as an 
opportunity for a community-wide interfaith service. To be 
implemented by the area of Christian Unity. (CUIC) 

9. That each local church shall consider continuing ministries to 
persons in jails and prisons, with special consideration to the 
Yokefellow Program. To be implemented by the local church. (Church 
and Society) 

10. That each local church shall consider encouraging high schools to 
participate in the World Peace Essay Contest. To be implemented by 
the local church. (Church and Society) 

11. That each local church shall consider observing Women in the 
Pulpit Sunday on April 29, 1984. (COSROW) 

D. Continuing Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

1 .That each local church shall consider giving at least $ 5-00 to each 
area of the Advance (World, National, UMC0R, Conference, World 
Hunger and Africa Church Growth and Development). To be 
implemented by the local church. (Missions) 

2. That each local church shall consider using the Faith Promise Plan 
for supporting projects of The Advance. (Information on the 
Faith Promise Plan is available in the pamphlet, "In Partnership 
With God: The Advance and Faith Promise Giving," which is 
provided by Service Center). To be implemented by the local 
church. (Missions) 

3. That each local church shall consider recruiting a teacher for a 
church-wide study and giving that person a scholarship to the 
Conference Summer School for the purpose of preparing to give 
leadership in conducting that study. To be implemented by the local 
church. (Missions) 

4. That each local church shall consider having a coordinator for 
Parent's Day Out or After-School Care. To be implemented by the 
local church. (Education) 

5. That each local church shall consider recruiting more men and 
couples (married) to teach children's classes. (Education) 

6. That each local church shall consider making all church facilities 
accessible to persons with handicapping conditions. To be 
implemented by the local church. (Education) 

7. That each local church shall consider encouraging its members to 
contribute to the construction of chapels for the mentally 
retarded. To be implemented by the local church. (Church and 

8. That each local church shall consider calling on the members of the 
Board of Church and Society to interpret the work of Church and 
Society. To be implemented by the local church. (Church and 

9. That each local church shall consider local and conference camping 
experience as an opportunity to enrich their educational 
ministries. To be implemented by the Work Area on Education. 
(Conference Council on Ministries) 


IO "2 B Jh. e *S^i°S!i-.u S!: o ?. B ?» 11 . OOMld « S ivin * special attention 

V. For District Considerate 
A. New Programs 
I.That the District Council on Ministries 

consider providing_ training 

for laity and clergy in the area of 6hurch" Schoof Evangelism" 1 ^ 
be implemented by the District Council on * Ministries 

(Education) mmstries. 

.That the District Council on Ministries shall consider district or 
aubdiatrxct rallies for children including a variety of activities 
(i.e. .drama, music .puppetry, story-telling, clowning worshio) To 
be implemented by the District Council on MinlSJifi. ffication) 

.That tne District Council on Ministries shall consider a tracing 
event (program and resources) for leaders of children in churShef 
with few children enrolled in Sunday School. To Ce implemented 
by the District Council «» ^„^ t „^. ,_ . 
Conference Committee 
That each District Coo.. 

D ?i?!j!/ a ? ent -? Ubaiat [: iCt Fellowsh iP^ To be implemented by the 
?EdScation)° UnC °" Ministries ' beginning January 1, 1984? 

by the District Council on Ministries in cooperation wit 
Conference Committee on Children's Ministry. (Education) 
That each District Council on Ministries shall consider 01 

5. That each District Council on Ministries shall consider developing 
at least one Positive Youth Development Program as a pilot project 
andloSty) "" *' ^^ C ° UnC±1 ° n "--tries. '(Church 

6 "nr a .r eaC 5 Dis trict ^ounci 1 on Ministries shall consider developing a 

bv g plrson r UnftlT S ln i 5 5- y i U ^ ing aS a m0del the P™gram sponsored 
by Person Umtea Methodist Parish. (Contact: Reverend Steve 
Compton, Route 2, Box 201-C, Hurdle Mills, N.C. 2751 J ) To be 
implemented by the District Council on Ministries. 

Di a fr ea ? h u ?i St u iC , t ^ ouncil on Ministries shall consider having a 
D -trict-wide Workshop in the ^11 of 1984 to assist local churches 
n?J^ f s ^ lmila tion of new members. To be implemented tot!! 

SiSSS^iJ^SSij*" 1 - with " s ^ the BoaJc of 

B. New Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

I.That the District Council on Ministries consider assisting local 

C. Continuing Programs 

I.That each District Council on Ministries shall consider scheduling a 
n^H 310 ? Saturation Event, Pastor-Staff Dialogue, Operation 
Understanding, or other district-wide interpretation events during 

M a n?str a pr nn rM m - - T ° ^ im P lem ^ted by the District Council o§ 

Ministries. (Missions) 

2 "d?!*m!S S iStriCt c^°!i nCil 0n Minis tries shall consider conducting a 
District Mission Study Workshop in the fall for the purpose of 

rnnn^t? 8 I er f a " d i? aders - To b e implemented by the District 
Council on Ministries. (Missions) 

3 'wn a Lh. e District Council on Ministries shall consider a district 
workshop on summertime activities for children, such as Vacation 

n?^?n? e n° ',? ampi 2f opportunities, etc. To be implemented by the 
District Council on Ministries. (Education) 

^ at a ea °l District Council on Ministries hold a 
Stewardship/Interpretation Workshop during late July or August for 
the purpose of promoting and interpreting the Conference Outreach 


Ministry Fair Share Asking, to be implemented by the District 
Council on Ministries, the District Director of Stewardship. 

5. That each district shall consider conducting a Time and Stress 
Management Seminar for the ministers of their district for which 
Continuing Education credit would be available. Two such seminars 
will be funded by the Conference Board of Stewardship. To be 
implemented by the District Council on Ministries. (Stewardship) 

6. The Committee on Music recommends that the District Council on 
Ministries shall consider continuing the District 
Music/Workshop/Festivals for children, youth and adults. To be 
implemented by the District Council on Ministries in cooperation 
with the Board of Education and the Conference Chapter of FUMWMOA. 

7. That the District Council on Ministries shall consider holding 
district and local church video workshops, under leadership of 
Conference Video Task Force and SEJ video. (Communications - Video 
Task Force) (Est. $20) 

8. That the District Council on Ministries shall consider holding 
newsletter workshops for local churches. To be implemented by 
District Council on Ministries and the Conference Committee on 
Communications. (Communications) 

9. That the districts shall consider having Spiritual Life Retreats of 
laity and clergy and that they consider working with the United 
Metnodist Women and their Spiritual Life Retreats. (Laity) 

10. That the District Council on Ministries shall consider having a Lay 
Rally. (Laity) 

11. The District Council on Ministries shall consider having an 
orientation for Lay and Clergy members of Annual Conference. 

D. Continuing Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

1 .That the District Council on Ministries shall consider awarding 
certificates to churches, which have paid 100$ of all 
apportionments and contributed to each area of the Advance Specials: 
(at least one project in the World Division, the National Division, 
UMCOR, a Conference project, World Hunger and Africa Church Growth 
and Development). To be implemented by the District Council on 
Ministries. (Missions) 

2. That the District Council on Ministries shall encourage churches to 
organize volunteer work teams; to assist in mission projects within 
the Conference, elsewhere in the U.S., and/or overseas; to meet 
medical, construction, spiritual and other needs. All teams should 
coordinate their work with the Conference Volunteers-in-Mission 
Committee. To be implemented by the District Council on Ministries. 

3. That each district superintendent consider identifying local 
churches with special needs in their financial condition and suggest 
to the church that they seek assistance and counsel with the 
District Director of Stewardship on how to improve their condition. 
To be implemented by the District Council on Ministries. 

4. That the District Council on Ministries shall consider having 
combined choirs, including all racial groups, at the District Lay 
Rallies. To be implemented by the District Council on Ministries. 

5. That each district shall consider developing a list of resources and 
services available to the elderly. To be implemented by the 
District Council on Ministries. (Church and Society) 

6. The District Council on Ministries shall consider organizing 
Lay/Clergy Work Teams in the district to respond to specific social 
and missional needs. (Laity) 

7. The District Council on Ministries shall consider providing basic 
and advanced lay speaker training. (Laity) 

VI. For Conference Consideration 
A. New Programs 

1 .That the Conference Council Young Adult Ministries consider an 


annual Young Adult Spiritual Life Retreatin August of each year 
subsequent to 1984. To be implemented by Conference Council on 
Young Adult Ministries. 

2.Tnat the Church School Evangelism Task Force consider providing some 
high impact event emphasizing the need for local church Church 
Scnool Evangelism. To be implemented by the Church School 
Evangelism Task Force. (Education) 

3. That the Native American Church leaders, in consultation with the 
Board of Worship, shall consider sponsoring a workshop on worship in 
the Native American Church sometime during 1984. To be implemented 
in accordance with the goal established by the Conference Council on 
Ministries, June 29, 1981. (Worship) 

4. That the Black Methodists for Church Renewal, in consultation with 
the Board of Worship, shall consider sponsoring a workshop on 
worship in the Black Church sometime during 1984. To be implemented 
in accordance with the goal established by the Conference Council on 
Ministries, June 29, 1981. (Worship) 

5. That a Conference Leadership Training event for Family Enrichment: 
Preparing for Adolescence be held March 10, 1984. (Task Force on 
Crisis in Family Life) 

6. That the Board of Education shall provide a training event in 
Marriage and/or Family Enrichment leading to certification which 
meets with the approval or endorsement of the Board of Discipleship, 
on April 26-29, 1984. To be implemented by the Adult and Family 
Council. (Adult & Family Council) 

7. That a Family Enrichment Retreat be held at Camp Don-Lee September 
28-30, 1984 and provide $500 for the program. To be implemented by 
the Adult and Family Council. (Adult and Family Council) 

8. That the Conference Council on Ministries shall consider sponsoring 
a Pilot Project Consultation with other Black Methodist Churches to 
explore areas of possible cooperation and joint mission. To be 
implemented by the Conference Commission on Christian Unity, in 
cooperation with the Conference Commission on Religion and Race and 
the Committee of the Ethnic Minority Local Church. (CUIC) 

9. That there be a Conference on Ministry to those temporily apart from 
their spouses to be held July 20-22, 1984 to be implemented by the 
Task Force on Crisis in Family Life. 

B. New Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

1 .That the Committee on Communications, in cooperation with the Board 
of Evangelism, consider producing quality television spots dealing 
with conference programs and evangelism and place them on Cable TV 
stations in eastern N.C. (Communications) (Est. $1,000) 

2. That a feature documentary on human need be produced to air on cable 
TV stations in eastern N.C. (Committee on Communications - Video 
Task Force) To be implemented by Communications and Hunger & Human 
Need Task Force. (Est. $1,000) 

C. Continuing Programs 

1 .That a Minister-in-Residence program a Louisburg College, Methodist 
College, and N.C. Wesleyan College be continued, whereby a minister 
selected by the Cabinet will serve as a Minister-in-Residence for 
one week, with a different minister serving one week each month 
during February , March, October and November. To be implemented by 
the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry in cooperation 
with the colleges and the Cabinet. (Board of Higher Education and 
Campus Ministry) 

2. The Committee on Music recommends that the Annual Conference shall 
continue to sponsor a handbell festival in March, 1984, at Methodist 
College. To be implemented by the Board of Education and the 
Conference chapter of FUMWMOA . Cost $200. (Education) 

[I. For Conference Authorization 

A. New Programs 

1. Committee on Camping Ministry 


March - Ocean Retreat - off-site sailing for adults. One week, 
Florida Keys, chartered boats with a possible travel 

May - Off-site white-water canoe-rafting experience for Young 
Adults (college age) (Rockfish) (1 week) 

May 18-20 - Girl Scout Retreat (Rockfish) 

June-July - Multi-ethnic workcamp for Sr. Hi. (Rockfish). This 
would be a special project staffed and funded 
through a grant with a 4-week minimum. 

Year-round - Family Vacation Package 

- Trailer, Condominium, Cabins, Tents 

2. That there be a Consultation on Churches of Small Memberships in 
Goldsboro: Jefferson Church, February 10-12, 1984. To be 
implemented by the Committee on Churches of Small Membership in 
cooperation with the Board of Missions, The Duke Endowment and 
Hinton Rural Life Center. 

3. That a spiritual life retreat for young adults shall be held at Camp 
Don Lee the third weekend in August, 1984. To be implemented by 
CCYAM. Cost - $300.00. (Education) 

4. That a Conference Workshop on the United Nations to be held in 
April, 1984. To be implemented by the Conference Council on 
Ministries in cooperation with the Board of Church and Society. 
(Church and Society) 

5. That the North Carolina Conference co-sponsor with the Western North 
Carolina Conference a Seminar on Land, Farm, Food and Human Justice 
issues, March 23-24, 1984. This will be implemented by the 
Committees on Human Need/Hunger of the two conferences. (Human 
Need/Hunger Task Force) 

6. That Monday night of the 1984 Annual Conference be designated 
"Bicentennial Night" with an appropriate worship and observance. To 
be implemented by the Bicentennial Task Force, Commission on 
Archives and History and Conference Program Committee. (Archives & 

7. That vignettes relating to some historical events of N.C. Methodism 
be presented by the 1984 Annual Conference. To be implemented by 
the Becentennial Task Force, Commission on Archives and History and 
Conference Program Committee. (Archives and History) 

8. That four Tri-District Workshops be held in April, 1984, on 
"Reclaiming Disenchanged Church Members." To be implemented by the 
Boara of Evangelism. (Evangelism) 

B. New Procedures (not specific programs or events) 

1 .That a map of North Carolina highlighting Methodism's historical 
sites be developed to be used in celebrating the Bicentennial and 
continuing the study of our heritage by confirmation classes and 
others. To be implemented by the Bicentennial Task Force and the 
Commission on Archives and History. (Archives and History) 

2. That a slide presentation of some of the older churches in the North 
Carolina Conference and other historical sites be made by the Spring 
of 1984. This would be used by local churches and others in 
Bicentennial events and studies. To be implemented by the Committee 
on Communication. (Archives and History) 

3. That the North Carolina Conference Bicentennial Celebration include 
the launching of a major Church Extension and Church 
Growth/Evangelism emphasis. To be implemented by the Conference 
Boards of Evangelism, Education and Missions. (Evangelism) 

4. That the Conference Boards of Evangelism and Missions recommend to 
the CCOM by the Spring of 1984 a plan for financing the 
establishment of new congregations. To be implemented by the Boards 
of Evangelism and Missions. (Evangelism) 

5. That a video tape be made of segments of the 1984 Annual 
Conference, with a copy to be placed in Conference Archives and used 
by local churches and others. To be implemented by the Committee on 
Communications. (Committee on Communications) 


C. Continuing Programs 

I.That a conference-wide video training event to be held in the Spring 

(May 4) and Fall of 1984 (November 30). Communications Video Task 

Force) (Est $1,000) 
2. That the Board of Laity have January Workshops in each district for 

training local church officers and leaders. (Laity) 
3. That the Adult Study Tour be conducted March 19-23, 1984. To be 

implemented by the conference Council on Ministries. (Church and 

4. That the Bishop's Seminar on the Ministry be held March 12-14, 1984. 

(Board of Ministry) 

III. Policy: 

A. Cabinet 

1 .That the pastor's report at Charge Conference shall include a report 
on church-wide mission study provided by Conference Staff as a 
separate report form. To be implemented by the pastor. 

2. That a list of persons (lay and clergy) with handicapping conditions 
be given by pastors to the Cabinet and the Conference Committee on 
Nominations for consideration for agency membership. 

B. Education, Board of 

I.That the Camp Manager/Directors will coordinate the use of camp 
facilities with other agencies whose programs are not contrary to 
the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. 

2. That the Director of Camping in cooperation with the Board of 
Education recruit Ethnic Minority Local Churches applicants for 

3. That all conference camps be included in advance specials. 

4. That all churches consider VCS offerings for camperships. 

established, and that it be composed of the following: two members 
named by the Board of Education, two members named by the Board of 
Evangelism, one member of the Church Extension Committee of the 
Board of Missions, one member of the Committee on Continuing 
Education of the Board of the Ordained Ministry, one member of the 
Cabinet. The Task Force is to be convened by the Staff Member 
related to Education and Evangelism. (Education) 

Health and Welfare Ministries, Board of 

1 .That the Thanksgiving season be designated as a period of 
publicizing and promoting the church's ministry to children through 
the Methodist Home for Children. 

2. That the week of May 1, 1984 be designated as a period of 
publicizing and promoting the church's ministry to senior citizens 
through the Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

3. That the Methodist Home for Children investigate the possibilities 
of providing in its new ministries some facilities for serving 
youth with handicapping conditions. 

4. That a task force on Ministry to Mentally Retarded Adults be named 
to study ways in the N.C. Conference may minister more effectively 
to this segment of our constituancy . This task force of 5 to 7 
persons be named by the Bishop, CCOM staff person related to the 
Board of Health and Welfare Ministries and the chairperson of Board 
of Health and Welfare and make its report to the Board of Health and 
Welfare Ministries and the CCOM in the fall of 1984. 

D. Missions, Board of 

1 .That the following projects shall be adopted for special emphasis as 
Advance Specials for 1984: 

a. World Division 


(1) One Hundred ana Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Project: African 
Church Growth and Development Program. Code No. 008233-0 H-T 
150,000 Goal 

(2) Philippines: Cagayan de Oro United Methodist Church; Educational 
Building. Code No. 008306-1 I-N . To provide a Christian 
Education Learning Center. $3,000. 

(3) India: Additional Classrooms, Rural High School, Puntamba. Code 
No. 000932-8 B-N. $2,500. 

(4) India: Motorcycles For Pastors. Code No. 006151-0 A-R. Pastors 
who do not have parsonages have to travel great distances to 
minister to their congregations. $1,000. Per Motorcycle. 

(5) International Nursing Services Association. Code No. 006504-0 R-A. 
Nursing training specifically designed to meet needs in developing 

(6) UMVIM, SEJ. Code No. 00823208 R-A. United Methodist Volunteers 
in Mission coordinates, facilitates and provides orientation for 
short-term volunteer groups for services in the U.S. and overseas. 

(7) The United Methodist Children's Fund for Christian Mission. 
Special opportunity for gifts from children. Projects are chosen 
to alleviate the suffering of children. Funds contributed are 
divided equally among four projects chosen each year. Funds are 
remitted through the Conference Treasurer, designated "Children's 
Fund for Christian Mission." 

(8) Youth Service Fund: the mission fund sponsored and supported by 
United Methodist Youth. Funds are remitted through the Conference 
Treasurer designated "Youth Service Fund." 

(9) The Andean Rural Health Project #008767-3 R-A. It is a program to 
develop basic health care at a low cost for 200,000 Aymara Indians 
on the Altiplano, in Bolivia. 

b. National Division 

(1) Hinton Rural Life Center, Program. Code No. 731372-2. This is a 
leadership training center used by United Methodists of the 
Southeastern Jurisdiction. Many of our North Carolina pastors and 
laypersons have received training here. 

(2) Hinton Rural Life Center, Renovation. Code No. 731374-4. For the 
construction of units for small groups and to repair existing 

(3) Robeson County Church and Community Center, Code No. 79174-0. 
This is a unique ministry, involving a tri-racial population of 
91,000 in the County of Robeson, here in North Carolina. The 
Center in Robeson County influences surrounding counties. 

(4) Rea Bird Mission, Kentucky. Code No. 773726-2. This is a 
hunger-related project. A comprehensive mission program in the 
rural mountain area of Southeast Kentucky helps alleviate poverty. 

(5) United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ. Code No. 982875-6. 
This is the National Division channel for directing funds to this 
ministry. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission coordinates, 
facilitates and provides orientation for short-term volunteer 
groups for service in the U.S. and overseas. 

(6) Cherokee United Methodist Church, Cherokee, N.C. Code No. 
7311448-8. This congregation is 90% Cherokee and 10% black and 
white. The church has active outreach ministry to the native 
American community. 


eWorld Hunger: Special Program of the General Church. The 

focus of programs is: (1) assistance in food production; (2) 
analysis of root causes of hunger; (3) experimentation and 
research on methods of addressing domestic hunger problems; and 
(4) heightening awareness of endemic hunger in the U.S. and of 
root causes of hunger. Projects especially recommended are: 

(1) Martin Cardenas Vocational High School, Bolivia. Code No. 
985204-0. This high school is instrumental in the 
self-development of rural people of Altobeni. It provides 
trainees who are then able to pass along their knowledge to other 

(2) North Carolina State University Wesley Foundation Soya Project. 
Code No. 985788-4. This project is to introduce soy beans to the 
diet of pre-school children in Bolivia. Target populations have 
been Methodist Church groups in Bolivia. The Wesley Foundation at 
N.C. State University sends a team of university staff members and 
students to act as consultants and resource persons. 

d.UMCOR (Emergency Relief). Code No. 982-450-8. For a listing of 
individual projects to which funds can be directed, see Partnership 
in Missions, 1983-84, pp. 35-55. 

e.UMVIM, SEJ. Code No. 901875-5. This is the UMCOR channel for 
remitting funds to this ministry. United Methodist Volunteers in 
Mission coordinates, facilitates and provides orientation for 
short-term volunteer groups for services in the U.S. and overseas. 

f. Conference Advance Specials 

(1) Beach Ministries. These are now being offered in at least six 
locations of our Conference and need support from us. 

(2) Conference Mission Work Team. These funds will help with the 
expenses of short-term volunteers who go to sites in the United 
States and overseas to assist with construction or meeting 
physical or spiritual needs of the people. 

(3) United Methodist Camps. The North Carolina Conference has an 
excellent camping program, with camps at Camp Don Lee, near 
Arapahoe, at Rockfish, near Fayetteville , at Camp Chestnut Ridge, 
near Efland, and at Kerr Lake. These funds help with scholarships 
and with meeting other needs of the camping program. 

(4) District Mission Societies (Para. 718.4, 1980 Discipline). 
District Mission Societies may be organized within a district to 
meet needs in the area of church extension and missionary needs 
within the district. 

(5) Wesley Foundations: UNC, Chapel Hill; ECU, Greenville; NCSU , 
Raleigh; Pembroke State, Pembroke. Funds given to this Conference 
Advance Special assist United Methodist ministry at these 
institutions of higher education. 

(6) District Christmas Offering. This fund is supervised by the 
District Superintendent. 

(7) Isa Grant Scholarship Fund. To provide volunteer work team 
scholarships for persons who could not otherwise participate in a 
work team experience. 

(8) N. C. Food Bank 

(9) The General Scholarship Fund at Louisburg College, Methodist 
College and N.C. Wesleyan College. 

(10) Preservation of Methodist Historical Sites in the Annual 
Conference. This is to be implemented by the Board of Missions 
in consultation with the Commission on Archives and History. 

(The figures that follow are goals of the North Carolina Conference.) 

(11) Ethnic Minority Local Churches and projects, 
(a) Black Churches and projects: 

(1) Walnut Terrace Child Care Program, Raleigh — $2,000 

(2) Hamlet: St. Peter — $3,000. Funds are needed to help 
congregation pay for new parsonage. 


(3) Granville-Vance Charge, Durham District — $2,000. Funds wil 
assist two small rural congregations in making payments on nei | 
parsonage . 

(4) Lumberton: Mt. Olive Church, Rockingham District — $2,500. Thi: 
church has purchased an old laundry building next to the churcl 
and converted it into classrooms and a fellowship hall. Fund; 
will assist in making payments. 

(5) Millers Chapel, Rockingham District — $2,500. This smal. 
congregation needs funds to assist in building classrooms aniij 
fellowship space. 

(6) Laurinburg: Galilee, Rockingham District — $2,500. Additiona. 
classrooms to accommodate increasing church school attendance. 

(7) Mt. Zion, Rockingham District — $3,000. New church plant t< 
replace old structure. 

(8) Wagram: St. Peter, Rockingham District — $2,000. Classroom spaci 
and repair present structure. 

(9) Walls Chapel Church, Rockingham District — $2,500. Classrooi 
space needed for this small congregation. 

(10) Philadelphia Church, Rockingham District — $3,000. Building nei 
sanctuary and converting present sanctuary into classrooms ani, 
fellowship hall. 

(11) Goldsboro: St. John, Goldsboro District — $3,000. This smal. 
congregation needs assistance in repairing the church building. 

(12) Mt. Olive Church on the Sanford Circuit, Sanford District - 
$3,000. Assistance in additional classroom space and repairs t< 
church building. 

(13) Durham: Asbury Temple, Durham District — $3,500. To assist witf' 
building renovation. 

(14) Sanford Circuit Parsonage, Sanford District — $3,000. ■ 
assist with construction of a parsonage. 

(b) Native American Churches and projects: 

(1) Philadelphia Church Development Program, Rockingham District ■ 
$2,000. This congregation relocated and built a new building, 
Funds are needed to pay for new building. 

(2) Cooperative Rural Parish and Church and Community Development 
Worker, Rockingham District — $2,500. This ministry wil! 
strengthen small churches in Christian music, leadershi| 
development, senior citizens ministry, youth programs, evangelisi 
and a community ministry. 

(c) Tri-Racial projects: 

(1) Lighthouse United Methodist Church — $1,500. Tri-racia; 
congregation organized in September, 1979. Has 10 acres of lane 
on which to build a church building. Located in Aberdeen, ir 
Sanford District. 

2. That an effort shall be made to involve members of ethnic minorit) 
churches on work teams within the Conference, elsewhere in the U.S., 
and/or overseas. To be implemented by the Volunteers-in-Missior 
Sub-committee of the Board of Missions. (Missions) 

E. Pastoral Care, Committee on 

1. That professional help for personal, marital, or family problems of 
ministers under appointment in the N.C. Conference and their 
families shall be made available through the following agencies 
certified by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors: 

Carolina Counseling Center, Inc., Raleigh 

Fayetteville Family Life Center 

Life Enrichment Center, Raleigh 

Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of Durham, Chapel Hill, Inc. 

Presbyterian Personal and Family Life Center, Wilmington 

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc., Norfolk, Va. 


rhis service is also available through the following individual 
counselors certified by the A.A.P.C. or the American Association of 
r amily and Marriage Therapists: 

rhe Reverend Leo C. Thompson (Triangle Mental Health Associates, 

Raleigh, NC) 

rhe Reverend James A. Tingle (Coastal Counseling, Inc., New Bern) 

rhe Reverend Julie B. Forringer (Family Counseling Service, Durham) 

rhis professional assistance is available through referral or on a 
/oluntary basis with a portion of the cost to be assumed by the 
:ommittee on Pastoral Care. The committee will assume a total of 
^250.00 per family, per calendar year, which will include up to $30.00 
for the first visit and up to $25.00 for testing. The remainder of 
the amount from the $250.00 limit is to be used to pay one-half of the 
;ost of each additional visit until the appropriate limit is reached, 
rhe names of those receiving this help will be anonymous with the 
submitted bills stating onlythat "a minister" (and/or his/her family) 
las been to the agency or the individual counselor. 

>. That Pastors and their families having financial problems be 
encouraged to seek professional help (at no cost) through Consumer 
Credit Counseling Service in Raleigh or Wilmington. (Pastoral 

? . Status and Role of Women, Commission on 

J . That the Pastor Parish (Staff) Relations Committee in the local 
church shall consider offering the following benefits to its 
non-ordainea staff members: (1) Pensions, (2) Insurance (health, 
life, disability), (3) Leave (vacation, sick, maternity/paternity). 

That each ethnic minority local church shall consider electing 
women to leadership positions which have been traditionally held by 
men such as Chairperson of Administrative Board, Lay Leader, 
Trustee, Lay Member to Annual Conference, Finance Committee and 
Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. (COSROW) 

That local ethnic minority females be made aware of opportunities 
in the Church Related Vocations. To be implemented by the Board of 
Ordained Ministry and the Board of Diaconal Ministry. (COSROW) 
That ethnic minority local churches shall consider inviting female 
ethnic minority ministers to participate in special worship 
experiences . 

That the N.C. Conference shall consider providing childcare 
services at all Conference events. (COSROW) 

That local churches and districts consider providing childcare 
services at all events, including retreats, rallies, leadership 
events and worship services. (COSROW) 

er Education and Campus Ministry 

That the College Capital Funds approved for disbursement in 1984 to 
Methodist College, N.C. Wesleyan College and Louisburg College be 

used for payment of Debt Retirement on HEW or HUD bonds until the 
annual commitment is met. If and when the commitment on these 
notes is met in full, these funds may be used for other capital 
needs, but the number one priority for these funds shall be the 
payment of indebtedness on the Federal loans. To be implemented by 
the Trustees and Administrators of each of our conference colleges. 
(Higher Education) 

That the Board of Higher Education maintain liaison with the North 
Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the 
Western N.C. Conference, other denominations, and other interested 
organizations for the purpose of maintaining a unified position on 
aid to students attending private colleges in N.C. (Higher 

That the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry work with 
the N.C. Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in 
pursuing the goal that the N.C. Legislature grant an amount of aid 
for N.C. students attending private colleges and universities in 
N.C. equal to the amount it allocated for out-of-state 
undergraduate students to attend the consolidated University of 
North Carolina. (Higher Education) 


H. Archives ana History, Commission on 

1 . That each local church shall consider having a Committee or 
History, with the chairperson as a member of the Administrative 
Board, and the committee relating to the local church Council or 
Ministries. (Archives and History) 

2. That each local church shallconsider preparing its history and 
deposit a copy in the Conference Archives (at the Methodist 
Building, Raleigh) by Annual Conference, 1 985 - (Archives and 

3. That each local church shall consider submitting its historic 
documents for microfilming at the N.C. State Department of Archives 
and History. (Contact: William S. Pierce, Jr., Director, Division' 
of Archives and History, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 
Raleigh, N.C. 27611) (Archives and History) 


Council on Ministries 

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT: This proposal is designed as a working pattern 
of organization for the North Carolina Conference on Ministries.' 
Amendments may be made to the plan at any Annual Conference Session. 

In The North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, 
and Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall be organized which will! 
be referred to hereafter as The Council. PURPOSE - The purpose of The. 
Council shall be: (a) to receive program recommendations from local| 
churches, district agencies, Annual Conference agencies, and the 
Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; (b) to develop these 
recommendations into a coordinated program to be recommended to the Annual 
Conference program, and (c) to provide implementation for and 
administration of the coordinated program as adopted by the Conference. 

MEMBERSHIP - The membership of The Annual Conference Council or 
Ministries snail consist of the presiding bishop, the district i 
superintendents; chairpersons of each District COM, representatives of I 
Conference agencies as determined by the Conference; The Conference j 
Secretary; two representatives of the Conference youth organization; twc 
representatives (one to be president) of the United Methodist Women; the 
Conference Lay Leader; two representatives of the Conference United 
Methodists Men, one of whom shall be the president or his designate; twc 
young adults; one representative of the United Methodist Campus Ministers,:: 
one lay person from each district, members of General Council on Ministries 
and such additional members as the Annual Conference may determine. Tc 
ensure Ethnic Minority membership, the Council on Ministries shall elect! 
Native American and Black persons to serve as At Large members of the 
Council, if there are no Native American or no Black voting members on the, 
Council . 

The following agencies shall be represented in the Conference Council' 
by the chairperson: 

Board of Church and Society 

Board of Diaconal Ministry 

Boara of Directors Conference Summer School 

Board of Education 

Board of Evangelism 

Board of Health and Welfare Ministries 

Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

Board of the Laity 

Board of Missions 

Board of Ordained Ministry 

Boara of Pensions 

Board of Stewardship 

Board of Worship 

Commission on Archives and History 

Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Commission on Equitable Salaries 

Commission Religion and Race 

Commission on Status and Role of Women 

Committee on Budget 

Committee on Communication 


Committee on Council Staff Personnel 

Council on Cnildren's Ministries 

Council on Youth Ministries 

Council on Young Adult Ministries 

Council on Adult Ministries 

Council on Adult and Family Life Ministries 

Commission on Outdoor Ministries and Camping 

OTHER MEMBERS - The following shall be members of The Council without vote: 
Salaried and volunteer Annual Conference Staff, Conference Treasurer 
Business Administrator, President of The Council on Finance and 
Administration, Conference Missionary Secretary, Executive Director of the 
Methouist Home for Children, Executive Director of the Methodist Retirement 
Homes, Inc., Dean of Duke Divinity School, Director of Rural Church Affairs 
of the Duke Endowment, President of Duke University, President of North 
Carolina Wesleyan College, President of Methodist College, Executive Vice 
President of the Methodist Foundation, President of Louisburg College, 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial 
Relations, and the Editor of the North Carolina Christian Advocate. 

OFFICERS - The officers of The Council shall be a Chairperson, A 
Vice-Chairperson, and a Secretary. They shall be elected by The Council. 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE shall be composed of the following: Chairperson of 
tne Council on Ministries, Vice-chairperson of the Council on Ministries, 
Secretary of the Council on Ministries, Bishop, Director of The Council, 
one Superintendent , Member(s) of General Council on Ministries, Lay Leader, 
President of United Methodist Women, President of United Methodist Men, 
President of Conference United Methodist Youth Fellowship, the Chairperson 
of the Committee on Budget, 

the Chairperson of the Committee on Council Staff Personnel, and two 
At-Large Members to be appointed by the Bishop. Approximately one-half of 
tne members of the Executive Commitee shall be lay persons. 

The Executive Committee shall be amenable to The Council and shall exercise 
administrative, counseling, and research and planning functions for The 
Council. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee may appoint any of The 
Council Staff Members to serve in a counseling relationship with any Board 
or Agency responsible to The Council. 

COMMITTEES - The Council shall institute the following Committees: 
Committee on Communication, Committee on Budget, Committee on Program 
Coordination, Committee on Council Staff Personnel, and four Age Level 
Councils. It may institute other committees as may be deemed essential to 
the effective discharge of its responsibilities. 

DIRECTOR - The Council shall elect, upon nomination by the Bishop and 
District Superintendents, and executive officer, to be known as the 
Conference Council Director. The Director shall be in consultative 
relationship to the Conference Cabinet on matters relating to correlation, 
implementation, and administration of the Conference Program and other 
matters as the Cabinet may determine. 

STAFF - All Annual Conference Program Staff shall be employed by, and 
amenable to the Council, and shall be known as the Conference Council 
Staff. The Staff shall be under the supervision of the Council Director. 
Ordained ministers on the staff are subject to being appointed by the 
presiding Bishop. The council shall be authorized to employ adequate and 
| qualified personnel to implement the work of The Council on Ministries. 

RELATIONSHIPS - The Council shall have the following relationships, 
including the amenabilities indicated. 

1 . All Annual Conference program boards and agencies shall cooperate with 
and be amenable between sessions of the Annual Conference to the Council 
on Ministries of the Annual Conference in matters relating to the 
development implementation, and administration of the program. 

2. All Annual Conference agencies shall submit the elements of program 
which are to be promoted in, supported by, or implemented by the local 
churches of the Conference to The Council for consideration, 
coordinating, and calendaring prior to presentation to the local 
churches. The Council may request District or Annual Conference 
agencies to implement a program for the entire conference. 


3. The Council staff shall be responsible, in cooperation with the district 
superintendents, for the implementation of the Conference program. 

4. The Council may develop and carry out a program of Conference 

Advance Special Giving. 

5. For the purpose of having the most effective leadership at strategic 
administration levels each district shall have a District Council on 
Ministries composed of the following: the District Superintendent, 
District Lay Leader, District President of United Methodist Women, 
District President of United Methodist Fellowship, District President of 
United Methodist Men, Coordinator (for Adult and Family Life, Young 
Adults, Youth, and Children's Ministries), Work Area Chairperson, 
District Representative on Conference Council on Ministries, and other 
deemed necessary who shall be selected by the District Superintendent 
unless otherwise provided for by The Discipline. These persons shall be 
expected to work closely with the District Superintendent in providing 
effective leadership for the entire Conference and District Programs as 
they relate to district promotion and cultivation. 

6. Adequate secretarial service for staff functions shall be provided by 
The Council. However, even though a secretary is assigned to a 
particular office, all secretaries are employees of The Council, not a 
particular Board or Staff Person. 

FUNCTIONS - The functions of the Annual Conference Council on Ministries 
are : 

1 . To study the mission of the Annual Conference and the local churches of 
the Conference, and to determine program emphasis which will assist the 
Conference and the local churches to perform their mission. 

2. To describe, coordinate, and organize opportunities to serve within the 
mission . 

3. To receive program recommendations from the local churches, the District 
and Annual Conference agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General 
Councils on Ministries; to evaluate these recommendations; and to 
formulate a coordinated Conference program to be presented to the Annual 
Conference for consideration. 

I. To provide for implementation and administration of the program adopted 
by the Conference. 

5. To provide program resources and assistance in program planning and 
implementation for local churches. 

6. To provide staff personnel for implementing and administering the 
Conference program. 

7. To promote principles of good communication within the Conference to 
provide two-way channels of communication between Annual Conference 
agencies, District Councils on Ministries, and local churches, and to 
lead the Conference in making creative use of communications and 
opportunities offered by modern mass media, including Conference and 
General Church periodicals and resources and to offer counsel in public 
relations activities for the Conference. 

8. To provide communications training opportunities for leaders in the 
Annual Conferences and the local churches. 

9. To interpret the programs of the General Church and the Annual 
Conference to the local churches and to promote all General and 
Conference benevolent causes in cooperation with the standing General 
Commission on Communications. 

10. To give leadership in research and planning for the Conference and to 
cooperate with other research and planning agencies. 

II. To cooperate in ecumenical projects and events which have been approved 
by the Conference. 


12. To study and coordinate the budget askings of the Conference agencies 
as they relate to the Conference program and to make recommendations 
regarding the same to The Council on Finance and Administration. 

13. To interpret the Conference program to the local churches with a view 
toward gaining the financial support needed in order to implement that 

14. To provide for relationships with the media within the Conference, 
including newspapers, radio and television; take initiative in 
television programming at the Conference level, and give counsel to 
districts and local churches concerning television, utilizing the 
resources of the General Commission on Communication; provide for the 
use of videotape or videodisk within the Conference; perform public 
relations functions for the Conference and assist in the public 
relations of agencies and institutions of the Conference. 

15. To provide guidance and training for district leaders and groups to 
support their various tasks with local churches and in their district 
and/or Annual Conference responsibilities. 

16. To inform the general program agencies of the names of those Annual 
Conference agencies that provide for program responsibilities related 
to the objectives and scope of the general program agencies. 

MEETINGS - The Council shall meet at least two times during the church year 
with such additional meeting as may be called by the Chairperson 
or Executive Committee. 

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held as deemed necessary 
by the Chairperson or the Council Director. 


A COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATION, composed of a representative from each 
district and three at-large members with expertise in communication, shall 
-be organized by and amenable to the Conference Council on Ministries. 

This Committee shall assist the Council in the functions listed above: 
7,8,9,13, and 14. The work of the Committee falls into the following 
general areas: the Walton Memorial Media Center; Public Media, including a 
news service; communication training; communication within the Annual 
Conference; interpretation of benevolences; and liaison with the Methodist 
[Board of Publication. 

Funds for this Committee shall be provided by the Conference through 
Ithe Council on Ministries budget. 

A COMMITTEE ON BUDGET of six elected members, plus the Director as an ex 
officio member shall be organized by and amenable to the Conference Council 
on Ministries. 

It shall receive budget askings from boards and other agencies for 
program implementation and after coordinating them shall make 
recommendations to the Council on Ministries concerning budget askings. 
The Committee shall submit the Budget as approved by the Council on 
Ministries to the Council on Finance and Administration. After receiving 
land considering staff salary recommendations from the Committee on Council 
Staff Personnel, the Budget Committee shall recommend to the Council on 
Ministries at its last meeting of the calendar year a salary schedule for 
ithe staff for the following calendar year. In the case of new staff 
persons the salary must be approved by the Budget Committee in consultation 
liwith the Cabinet. Upon recommendation of the Director of the Council on 
Ministries, the Committee shall consider and set the salaries of the 
.support staff. 

Funds for this Committee shall be provided in the budget of the 
Council on Ministries. 

A COMMITTEE ON PROGRAM COORDINATION composed of a representative from each 
of the Boards, a representative from Commissions on Religion and Race and 


the Status and Role of Women, the District Superintendents, and the Council 
Staff. It shall be organized by and be amenable to the Conference Council 
on Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings 
of an executive committee (to be elected by The Council) may be held 
annually . 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council meetings shall be paid by The 
Council on Ministries. Expenses of the Executive Committee are to be paid 
by COM. 

Personnel shall be composed of eight persons, of whom two shall be district 
superintendents, named by the Bishop. The Council Director shall be ex 
officio without vote. 

The Committee shall confer and counsel with the Council Staff to make 
effective ministry possible. It shall receive reports concerning the work 
of the Council Staff Personnel and shall evaluate their effectiveness. It 
shall make recommendations to the staff members in consultation with the 
Director. It shall make nominations for staff positions to the Council on 
Ministries annually. Where staff members are subject to episcopal 
appointment, the Committee shall confer with the Bishop and the Cabinet 
concerning their nomination. It shall present its recommendations to the 
Budget Committee after consultations with the Council Director and 
individual staff members. It shall consider other items of staff support 
and concern, such as vacation, housing, continuing education, and other 
compensations. This committee shall also function as a Personnel Committee 
in relation to the Council Support Staff. 

Funds for this committee shall be provided in the budget of the 
Council on Ministries. 


Purpose - There shall be organized with the Conference, by the Council on 

Ministries, four Age-Levels Councils (Children, Youth, Young Adults, Adult 

and Family Life) whose purpose shall be to aid in making possible a 

wholistic approach to ministry in all areas of work. 

Duties - (1) To serve as a think tank for boards and agencies which make 

recommendations through the Conference Council on Ministries to Annual 

Conference. (2) To present to each board or agency (for consideration for 

inclusion in its annual program recommendations) any items which pertain to 

its area of responsibility. (3) To implement any programs related to its 

age level when requested to do so by the individual board or agency. 

COUNCIL ON CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES - Membership shall be composed of one 
representative from each of the following agencies: Church and Society, 
Education, Evangelism, Missions, Stewardship, Worship, Christian Unity and 
Interreligious Concerns, Health and Welfare Ministries; one Director of 
Christian Education; one Director of Music; the Conference Coordinator of 
Children's Ministries; and the Coordinator of Children's Ministries from 
each district and a staff member from the Methodist Home for Children. 

Officers - A chairperson and such officers as deemed necessary shall 
be elected from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the 
Council on Ministries. 

Executive Committee composed of eight persons including the Council 
chairperson and the Conference Coordinator shall be elected to do initial 
planning for the Council. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional 
Executive Committee meetings may be held annually. 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council and Executive Committee 
meetings shall be paid by the Council on Ministries. 

COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES - There shall be a Conference Council on Youth 
Ministries composed of both youth and adults. Its purpose shall be to 
strengthen the youth ministry in local churches and districts of the Annual 
Conference. For administrative purposes, the Council shall be related to 
the Council on Ministries. 


Membership shall be composed of the following: The 12 District 
Coordinators of Youth Ministries; the five elected Conference youth 
(officers; seven at-large members chosen by the five elected Conference 
Youth officers; one person from each district elected at district caucuses 
at ACS; four junior high chosen by participants at Jr. High Events. 

Ipfficers - A chairperson and such other officers as deemed necessary shall 
be elected from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the 
ipouncil on Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings 
of an executive committee (to be selected by The Council) may be held 

jannually . 

iFunding - Expenses incurred in Council meetings shall be paid by The 
Council on Ministries. Expenses of the Executive Committee are to be paid 
•by COM. 


[Membership shall be composed of the following: 

The District Coordinators of Young Adult Ministries, and either one lay 

person or one clergyperson from each district so that there will be one lay 

person and one clergyperson from each district, (one of whom shall be a 

young adult), to be nominated by the District Superintendent. 

Officers - A chairperson, a secretary and such other officers deemed 
necessary shall be elected from the group. The chairperson shall be a 
member of the Conference Council on Ministries. 

Executive Committee - Composed of six members including the Council 
Chairperson and the Conference Coordinator of Adult Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings 
,of the Executive Committee may be held annually. 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council and Executive Committee meetings 
^hall be paid by the Council on Ministries. 

Membership shall be composed of the following: 

A District Coordinator of Adult and/or Family Life Ministries from each 

iDistrict; one representative from each of the following: United Methodist 
Women, United Methodist Men, Commission on Religion and Race; Commission on 

Status and Role of Women, Church and Society, Christian Unity and 

!lnterreligious Concerns, Education, Evangelism, The Laity, Missions, 

(Worship, Board of Health and Welfare Ministries and the Conference 
Coordinator of Adult and Family Life Ministries. 

Officers - A chairperson and such other officers deemed necessary shall be 
elected from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the Council 
: on Ministries. 

Executive Committee - Composed of eight persons including the Council 
Chairperson, with the Conference Coordinator, shall be elected to do 
initial planning for the Council. 

Meeting - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional Executive 
Committee meetings may be held annually. 

[Funding - Expenses incurred in Council and Executive Committee meetings 
shall be paid by the Council on Ministries. 




Local church-based Christian education is a major ministry in the 
North Carolina Annual Conference. "Variety" is a key description of the 
settings: although 51,952 are in Sunday Church School in an average week, 
nearly that many more (49,389) are involved in other ongoing study programs 
and short-term events. The downward trend in enrollment in the Church 
School has almost leveled off: in 1982, if each charge had enrolled one 
more person, we would have shown an increase. (The total Church School 
enrollment is 101,509.) The upturn is clearly within reach! 


Camping ministry continues to be one of the most exciting ventures in 
Christian education in our Conference. The total attendance at our four 
camps for 1982 was 13,440, the highest in history. Camp Rockfish had the 
highest total of any of our camps; Camp Don-Lee had the largest summer 
enrollment; Camp Chestnut Ridge was the site of many of our "special 
groups" camps; Camp Kerr Lake attendance increased more than forty per 
cent . 

A major beach protection project has been undertaken at Camp Don-Lee. 
Construction is underway on a residence for the manager-director at Camp 
Rockfish. The Fayetteville District United Methodist Men are conducting a 
campaign to build a swimming pool at Camp Rockfish. 


A large number of local church workers in education took part in 
leadership development opportunities in 1982. Almost one thousand were in 
education-related classes in the January Workshops; Intro-80's workshops 
reached another thousand in district meetings; the Conference Summer 
School, conference-wide youth ministry programs, and seven Christian 
Workers Schools were other events for Christian education, involving 1,441 
persons. One special focus included a Consultation on Churches with Few 
Children Enrolled. 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 



Mr. Joseph W. Watson, assisted by the Reverend C. Franklin Grill, has 
completed a historic research project unique in all of Methodism. Over a 
five year period, the deed of all Methodist properties in all 56 counties 
of the conference were abstracted. There is now on record in the 
conference archives a storehouse of historic information gleaned from these 
deeds, including each deed transaction, names of trustees, origins of the 
churches, and vital dates. 

In compiling these "Methodist Deed Abstract," Watson worked with over 
13,600 deeds located in county courthouses and the State Archives. We owe 
him a profound debt of gratitude for his marvelous work. 

Microfilm copies of the project are in the following locations: 

N C Conference Archives, The Methodist Building, Raleigh, N.C.; 

Methodist College's library, Fayetteville, N. C; 

Louisburg College's library, Louisburg, N.C.; 

North Carolina Wesleyan College's library, Rocky Mount, N.C.; 

soon to be placed in the library of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,N.C. 

Persons interested in information about "their" churches may write Mr. 
Joseph W. Watson, 406 Piedmont Ave., Rocky Mount, N.C. 27801 

EDITION - Because of the findings of the Watson-Grill project, a second 


edition of tne North Carolina Conference Historical Directory is being 
prepared for the Bicentenniel of Methodism in America, 1984. The new 
edition will contain corrections of the 1976 edition, and will include 
information about churches that have closed throughout the conference. 

BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, 1984 - In anticipation of the Bicentenniel of 
Methodism in America in 1984, the Commission organized a subcommittee to 
coordinate preparation. After working together for more than a year, it 
became clear that the magnitude of the task warranted more people and more 
financial support than the Commission had available. The subcommittee 
became the core of the newly created Bicentenniel Task Force of the 
Conference Council on Ministries. The leadership of both the subcommittee 
and the task force has been ably and creatively handled by the Reverend 
Lawrence Lugar. The report of the task force will appear separately from 
the work of the Commission. 

run through November 1, 1983, so that winners may be duly recognized 
through district and conference channels in 1984. Cash prizes will be 
awarded to the top three essays in both the junior high and senior high 
divisions. Contest rules are available from conference staff person, the 
Reverend Mike Safley, from commission chairperson, the Reverend Steven A. 
Hickle, and at the Archives and History table of Reeves Auditorium during 
conference . 

the commission is making available three $50.00 "start-up" research grants 
for etnnic minority church researchers. The grants are intended to 
stimulate research into neglected areas of historical work. Inquiries 
about the grants may be addressed to Steven A. Hickle, P.O. Box 457, Haw 
River, N.C. 27258 

MEETINGS: The Commission held two regular meetings during 1982, at John 
Wesley Church (2/13/82), Fayetteville, and Rainbow Church (9/25/82) near 
Snow Hill. Eleven persons from the conference attended the SEJ Historical 
Society meeting a Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., where the theme was, 
"South Carolina: The Cradle of Black Methodism." The 1983 SEJ Historical 
Society meeting will be July 6-9 at Ferrum College, near Roanoke, Virginia. 

conference is the site of the first annual conference in America. The 
house, once belonging to Green Hill, is located in Louisburg. Descendants 
of Green Hill still live at the house. To commemorate the 200 years since 
■that first annual conference, a special celebration is being planned. 

PERSONALIA: The Commission on Archives and History takes note of the 
retirement of the Reverend Dr. James H. McCallum. He worked with the 
commission for many years, coauthoring with Linda Ado, In Be. Fai thful La 
our Heritage : Black Methodism in North Carolina . We are most grateful to 
him, and wish him God's richest blessings. 

To our current COM staff person, the Reverend Ernest R. Porter, and to our 
cabinet representative, the Reverend J. Malloy Owen, III, we give thanks 
for their enduring patience and strong help during the year. 


Archives Kits; Handbooks for Historians; Bicentennial of Methodism in 
America Youth Essay Contest Rules; Historic Tour Maps of the North 
Carolina Conference; Sample minister's grave marker and ordering 
information; Methodism Alive in North Carolina ; Xo. Bfi. Faithful Ln. Our 
Heritage : Black Methodism in North Carolina; Sample local church histories. 

Steven A. Hickle, Chairperson 
North Carolina Conference 
Commission on Archives and History 



AWARENESS AND RESPONSE: The Task Force on Hunger/Human Needs understands 
that it is to help create greater awareness of hunger and human needs that 
are international, national and local, and is to provide better 
understanding of causes, possible solutions and resources. Also, it is to 
help stimulate greater caring response to hunger ministry opportunities for 
giving, for effecting policy, for establishing creative hunger service 
programs, and for cooperative participation in pre-developed hunger and 
human need programming and advocacy. 

DISTRICT TASK FORCES: To fulfill the above purposes the Task Force will 
continue to try to impact this conference with hunger/human needs concerns 
and ministry opportunities. We are establishing and will train District 
Task Forces on Hunger/Human Needs to help interpret hunger concerns on the 
local level and to stimulate greater response through the District Councils 
on Ministries. 

Robert Mangum - Chairperson 

Reverend Rufus H. Stark Reverend Bruce Pate 

Reverend Sam Wynn Ms. Julia Williams 

Mrs. J. 0. Watson Mrs. Ellen Bergland 

Mrs. Bill Jeffries Mr. Bruce Hargrove 

Reverend Albert Shuler Reverend Ralph Fleming 

Dr. L. W. Aurand Dr. Allen Norris 

Reverend Jesse Bone Mrs. Catherine Vick 

Conference Staff Person - A. P. Hill, Jr. 


Burlington. .. .Caswell Shaw, Jr. Durham. .. .Ralph Fleming, Jr. 

Elizabeth City .... Margaret R. Saunders Fayetteville .. .Albert Shuler 

Goldsboro. .. .James L. Bryan Greenville. .. .Charles Davis 

New Bern. .. .Rufus H. Stark, II Raleigh Paul Leeland 

Rockingham. .. .Robert L. Mangum Rocky Mount ... .James Sutton 

Sanford. .. .David Grissom Wilmington. .Luther Peele.Jr. 

Conference Finance and Administration has made available for grants in 
1983 the amount of $75,000.00, with 57 projects to be funded. The total 
request for funds was $182,371.54. The list of projects funded was 
distributed at the Annual Conference. 


As this report "goes to press," we are extremely well pleased with the 
way our circulation has held up, considering the doubling of our postal 
rates in January 1 982 and tne subsequent large increase it occasioned in 
our subscription rates. Before the postal increase we had an average in 
1981 of more than 26,000 subscribers with subscriptions peaking at more 
than 29,000 in the spring of 1981. Our subscriptions now number 20,659 and 
we are hopeful our annual February subcription campaign in the churches 
will boost this figure even higher. 

This fall and winter I personally held meetings for our local church 
Advocate Representatives and ministers in all 26 districts in our two 
annual conferences. The meetings were an excellent beginning in the effort 
to have active, enthusiastic, local church Advocate Representatives in 
every local church. 

One of the best tests of the readership of any newspaper, magazine, 
journal or print media publication is its ability to generate "Letters to 
the Editor." The Advocate probably runs more "Letters to the Editor" in 
its Reader Response columns than any other publication of comparable 
circulation. Our letters come from a wide variety of readers in all 
segments of society from one end of the state to the other. Just recently, 
for instance, President Friday of the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill called to make a comment about one of our editorials. 


fishermen at the coast, homemakers in the mountains, school teachers in the 
(Piedmont. . . our readers are keeping up with the content of the Advocate and 
responding with their letters. 

Local churches, the 26 districts and the two annual conferences have 
(all been alert to send the Advocate their news and pictures. Most local 
ichurches have a reporter and a photographer who send in news and pictures. 
jwe consider local church news our highest priority. 

The Advocate seeks to provide the two conferences with a lively, 

jiinf ormative, inspirational, attractive publication by means of which they 

lean disseminate their program emphasis to United Methodists across the 


The Advocate continues to be indebted to its highly competent staff 

iand the regular feature contributors without whose loyalty the value of the 

■newspaper would be greatly diminished. Backing up these persons is the 

Methodist Board of Publication, Inc., under the skillful and tireless 

leadership of the Rev. Donald Ellis of Greensboro. Board members have been 
.faithful in their attendance at Board Meetings and diligent in the 
performance of their duties. 

We have now learned that wherever the local pastor is supportive of 
the Advocate and has an active, enthusiastic, local church Advocate 
Representative, we receive execellent subscription support. If this could 
be said of all our churches, the Advocate would have a circulation easily 
in excess of 40,000. 

We have confidence that the continued enthusiastic support of 
conference leaders will soon produce the type of support at the local 
ohurch level which will meet our circulation needs. 

I am delighted and humbled to be the editor of the official newspaper 
Df our two conferences and predict that the ways and means will be 
discovered to maintain the Advocate as a vital communication tool for 
United Methodists in North Carolina. 

tie recommend that: 

A subcription campaign for the North Carolina Christian Advocate will be 
held in February 1984 for both the North Carolina Conference and the 
Western North Carolina Conference, including at least one meeting in 
each of the 26 districts set aside specifically to train local church 
Advocate Representatives and pastors in renewal procedures, new 
subscription solicitation, news writing, and photography. February 26, 
1984, is suggested as Advocate emphasis Sunday. 

Eacn local church accepts as its minimum goal of Advocate subscriptions 
"\0% of its membership. For example, a church with 500 members would be 
expected to have a minimum of 50 families and/or individuals subscribing 
to the Advocate. 

That the Advocate continue to offer special subscription rates for 
churches in which every resident family subscribes to the Advocate, and 
for churches in which every family on the Administrative Board 
subscribes to the Advocate. The former to be known as an All-Family 
Plan Church and the latter as an All-Administrative Board Plan Church. 
In small membership churches where the functions of the Council on 
Ministries have been combined with those of the Administrative Board to 
form an Administrative Council, the rates shall be the same as those for 
All-Administrative Board Plan churches. In All-Administrative Board 
Plan churches (including those with Administrative Councils) all other 
subscriptions may be entered at the special All-Administrative Board 
Plan rate. 

Each local church be prepared to report to the 1983 fall charge 
Conference its willingness to participate in the February 1984 
subscription campaign, reporting progress to date on reaching the 
minimum 10$-of-its-membership subscription goal. 

Each local church nominate to the 1983 fall Charge Conference the name 
of a person to be its Advocate representative and that this person be a 


member of the Administrative Board or Administrative Council of that ! 

Plan of Publication 

In keeping with the statement made to the two Annual Conferences in 
North Carolina at their last sessions concerning possible publication 
schedules of the North Carolina Christian Advocate, the Board of 
Publication meeting in Greensboro on April 6, 1983 voted to present the 
following two schedules for consideration and vote. 

It should be pointed out that the decision of the Board followed an 
exhaustive study by a special committee appointed by Board president, the 
Reverend L. Donald Ellis. Also, two meetings were held with lay and 
clerical leaders from the two Annual Conferences. Their input was taken 
into consideration along with that of the special study committee. 

The following plans would be effective as of July 1, 1983, which 
includes current subscriptions: (ADOPTED) 

50 Issues a Year - present publication schedule 

Administrative Expense $116,020.25 
Printing and Mailing 156 , 744 .05 

TOTAL EXPENSE $272,764.30 

Anticipated Income $231,600.00 

Anticipated Deficit 41,698.40 

(WNC - $ 24,698.40) 

(NC - $ 16,465.60) 

26 Issues a Year: 

Administrative Expense $110,943-72 

Printing and Mailing 81 , 506 .88 

TOTAL EXPENSE $192,450.00 

Anticipated Income $231,600.00 

Moving to Plan 2 means The Advocate would have been published under 
its current 50-week schedule for six months and under a 26-week schedule 
for the balance of 1983. 

Publish 6 months every week (50-week schedule) $136,832.15 
Publish 6 months bi-weekly (26 a year) 96, 225 .?Q 

TOTAL $232,607.45 

Anticipated Deficit $ 1,007.45 



Louisburg College, Methodist College, and North Carolina Wesleyan 
College each offer individual attention and a Christian environment in 
which a student may receive a liberal arts education that prepares him or 
her to make a positive contributio to society and be competitive in the 
job market. We hope you will encourage high school students in your local 
congregation to give serious consideration to attending one of these three 
fine colleges. 



Students planning to enroll as Freshmen at Methodist College, N.C., 

Wesleyan College or Louisburg College may apply by April 30 of their senior 
,year in high school for the Blackburn Scholarship. This is for students 
•with outstanding academic records and a record of service in the local 

congregation. Recipients receive $1250 a year which is renewable for four 

years if they maintain a "B" average at school. 


A $500 Merit Scholarship is also available to Freshmen entering 
Louisburg College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, or Methodist College. 


College 1978 1979 1980 









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There is a declining pool of high school graduates, and church related 
and private colleges are getting a smaller and smaller proportion of these. 
This calls for special efforts by Pastors, Work Areas on Higher Education 
•and Campus Ministry, Local Churches, and our College admissions offices and 
Boards of Trustees. We hope you will help us by sending us at least one 
student from your charge this year. 


An in depth study was done of our three conference colleges by a 
special study committee, and the recommendations of this committee are new 
being implemented by the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries; 
the Board of Trustees of the Colleges; and we hope by the local churches. 



Black College 1979 

Fund 1980 



United Methodist 1979 

Student Day 1980 





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Being Disbursed in 1 Q8^ Requested Lor. 12M 

College Sustaining F_uM 

$232,500.00 30? Methodist College $248,775.00 30$ 

$232,500.00 30% N.C.Wesleyan College $248,775.00 30% 

$232,500.00 30% Louisburg College $248,775.00 30% 

$ 29,450.00 3-8% Duke Divinity School $ 31,512,00 3-8% 

$ 22 475.00 2.9% Greensboro College $ 24,048.00 2.9% 

$ 22,475.00 2.9% High Point College $ 24,048.00 2.9% 

$ 2.1Q0.. M .4% Bennett College $ 1,111. OH .i% 

$775,000.00 $829,250.00 

Colleg e Capital Fund * 

$ 30,000.00 40% Metnodist College $157,743-00 

$ 30,000.00 40% N.C. Wesleyan College $102,701.00 

$ JL5,J2DJ1..QJ} 20% Louisburg College $ 92, 256 .00 

$ 75,000.00 $352,700.00 

Samuel D. McMillan, Jr. 


Lijciuc uy uiic ouuiiu looion in \yOH. 

With God's help and the assistance of the Methodist conferences in 
North Carolina, the campus ministers are working in a meaningful way with 
many students in North Carolina. This work must continue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Clifford R. Lovin, Chairperson 
N.C. Commission on Campus Ministry 
May 30, 1983 



This has been an awkward year, yet a successful year. 

First, Methodist College had a drop in student enrollment that 
resulted in a projected budget deficit of over 200 thousand dollars. 

The Faculty and Staff responded wonderfully. Methodist College 
rewrote the budget, economized at every level, and postponed some 
purchases. I'm happy to tell you that the college will complete the fiscal 
year with a balanced budget. 

Also, in spite of our budget limitations, the college purchased 18 
computers - 10 for a classroom to teach computer usage, 6 for a 
computerized learning lab in the Library, and 2 in the Materials Center in 
the Classroom Building. 

In addition, the college replaced the roof on Horner Administration 
Building at a total cost of $ 26,000. $16,000 remains to be paid. We even 
nanagea a very modest pay raise, a new tractor mower, and provided $4,000 
to both the Faculty and Student Government for intellectual enrichment 
projects during the year. 

During the year the Trustees approved a new curriculum including: an 
accounting major, new business majors, and a Batchelor of Music Degree. 

The Trustees commenced plans for a Capital Funds Drive. An outside 
consultant has been hired to advise the Trustees in this regard. The 
consultant should make his presentations to the Trustees within 90 days. 

With a successful Capital Funds Drive, the Trustees plan to be able to 
complete the campus with the addition of an athletic complex, and most 
Important, to raise endowment funds for scholarships to aid the students to 
come to Methodist College. 

Methodist College has consistently persued scholarship funds for 
■'endowment. This year, through the efforts of our Trustees and friends over 
#250,000 has added to Methodist College Scholarship Endowment. 

Next year Methodist College will fund $100,000 for scholarships from 
tnis endowment. In fact, the endowment is almost entirely gifts entrusted 
to the college to provide scholarships only. 

The great need for scholarship help has prompted on Trustee to sponsor 
seven $1,000 to $1,500 scholarships for next year. In addition, last 
?riday, Methodist College received notification of a gift of $100,000 for 
endowed scholarships. That $100,000 is a challenge to be matched by the 
college raising another $100,000 for scholarships. I hope both these sums 
(Jill be in hand in time to provide scholarships this Fall. 

This year Methodist College modified its recruiting methods. Today, 
as a result, the college is measurable ahead in number of applications 
.compared to last year at this same time. In addition, the number of 
reservation fees paid is greater. 

The financial support of this Methodist Conference is the largest 
single support Methodist College has. Your continued attempts to direct 
Istudents to Methodist are our best help other than our own recruiting 
efforts. Your continued efforts to encourage gifts for scholarship support 
are producing results for us. 

The Trustees this year reaffirmed their commitment to continue 
Methodist as a small, good, liberal arts college with a vocational emphasis 
in business and education. The college has three main emphasis. First, a 
good program for our students; second, to strongly support the church and 
third, to strongly support the Fayetteville area. 

For example - this past year Methodist College has sixty-two cultural 
events for our students and the Fayetteville area. Among them were: 5 
symphony concerts, 2 symphonic band concerts, 2 dance theater productions, 
5 dramatic productions. 

Methodist College this summer will sponsor: 12 day camps for youth 
sports, 1 week East Coast Cheerleading Camp, 3 Computer Camps, Youth 
theater, Math and Science summer seminars for teachers, Our second 
"Shakespeare Summer", 5 United Methodist Conference meetings lasting as 
ijjnuch as 5 days, 3 day summer school sessions, 2 Evening college sessions, 
.1 week Pentacostal Camp Meeting, South Atlantic School of Missions of the 
Soutneastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. 

This year over 25? of our graduates will go on to graduate school. 

This June our prior graduates also earned three doctorates: a PhD in 
con at Virginia, a M.D. and a J.D. 

We are beginning to emerge now stronger by virtue of the support of 
the Fayetteville area and this Conference. 

We are yours and deeply indebted to you. 

On behalf of the Trustees, the Faculty, Staff and Students, I thank 

Dr. Richard W. Pearce 



It is with both pride and thanksgiving that I report to our Conference! 
another good year for Louisburg College — pride in our achievements an 
thanksgiving for the people who have made them possible. Since last Jun< | 
we have seen successful completion of our Third Century Campaign 
surpassing the goal of $4.2 million for a new classroom building 
endowment monies, and on-going operational expenses. In January, exactl; 
three year after the campaign was initiated, we celebrated what so many ha''| 
provided — a real vote of confidence in the mission of Louisburg College. . 

Now the new E. Hoover Taft, Jr. Classroom Building has been completed 
at a cost of approximately $2 million, without increasing the debt of th< 
College. We are in process of moving furniture and faculty offices anJ 
will have summer session classes beginning next week in this new facility , 
What an asset it will be to our instructional program, and what an imposin. 
structure it is on our campus! We invite you all to see it. 

The 1982-83 academic year, recently completed, was a good one in termiJ 
of our program. Enrollment, although down slightly as expected, was stilj 
at a high level, and our dormitories were essentially at capacity. We hav> 
continued to strengthen the basic curriculum designed primarily to prepare 
students in small classes with individual attention to achieve satisfactor; I 
transfer to a senior institution following the Louisburg Collegv 
experience. Our new micro-computer program is going quite well, as we se«$5 
to broaden the educational opportunities for our students. 

Although this report is a favorable one, it is obvious that we canno< ; : 
afford to rest on any laurels. Future progress will require on-goin,. 
commitment by all of us, as we face further decline in the studen 
population, uncertainties over student financial aid, and the necessity t< 
meet regularly debt expenses already incurred and rising costs o: 
operation. Louisburg College can affirm that it is meeting it: 
obligations, but without the increasing commitment by the North Carolin: 
Conference in both sustaining funds and capital debt retirement, oui 
postition might be quite different. 

Yes, we are proud, but we are grateful for you who make it afl 
possible and worthwhile in the Christian perspective for so many. 

J. Allen Norris, Jr., President 


Bishop Cannon, Bishop Blackburn, Delegates and Friends: At Nortl) 
Carolina Wesleyan College we have been able to make some modest gains. 
during a difficult period for small, private colleges. It is perhaps mor« 
difficult for the young institutions without a 200-year tradition and < 
vast network of alumni. It was just one year ago that we celebrated th< 
twenty-fifth anniversary of the signing of our charter. About one montt 
ago on May 7 we graduated the largest class ever. More than 200 studentr 
marched across the stage to receive their degrees. 

In February we broke ground for the new Leon Russell Chapel. Standinf 
apart from the other buildings, the Chapel will be an outward and visiblt 
sign of the church relationship we cherish, as education and religioi, 
together in the great tradition of Methodism are provided for our students. 

The number of students we serve has remained nearly constant or hag 
increased slightly. But the number of traditional college students, 18-22 
years old, attending college as full-time residents has decreased slightly. 
Extension students in night classes have made up for most of this decline. 

We continue to need your assistance in promoting your colleges amonj, 
young people in your communities. Let me commend your good judgement ii 
approving the Council on Ministries' Recommendation Number 13- As yoi 
recall, the recommendation call for each local church to support 
recruitment of students for our colleges by: a) providing a list of higt 
school students; b) inviting representatives from the colleges to speak it 
local churches; c) encouraging high school students to visit our campuses 
and consider attending one of our colleges; and d) setting uj 
scholarships to support students who enroll in one of our conferenct 

Tnis is so important, for we must make our colleges visible. If yoi 
will help young students visit our campus, our records indicate that up t< 
50> will ultimately enroll. 


Scholarship funds are essential to help close the tuition gap between 
he churn-related colleges and the public universities. Could your church 
rovide a full or partial scholarship to assist a worthy student from your 
ommunity to attend Wesleyan? 

At Wesleyan we continue to fine tune an already strong academic 
:urriculum to make it even better. This fall we are adding a new degree in 
omputer Information Systems and one in Special Education. May I call your 
ttention to a Hotel and Food Service Management emphasis in Business 
dministration. This program has great potential, for graduates are needed 
>y the hospitality industry. 

You are alway interested in finances, and I should tell you that we 
ontinue to spend less than we receive each year. This practice has 
llowed us to set aside funds for a modest reserve. 

Many thanks to each of you for your continued support which undergirds 
f teaching and learning. It means much to us 
with encouragement. We want you 

lessmgs, tnat aream win Decome a reanty. 

You sports fans should know that our baseball 
egional tournament and played in the College World Series, coming in third 

nation in Division III of the NCAA. 
Thank you again and may God bless you all 

Dr. Bruce Petteway 


Bishop Cannon, Bishop Blackburn, Delegates and Friends of the North 
arolina Annual Conference. I am highly priveleged to be allowed to be a 
art of tnis Higher Education Report. Bennett College represents a part of 
!ne long standing commitment to education held by the United Methodist 
inurch. As it is with the other colleges of whom you have heard, we too 
,re experiencing one of the difficulties associated with the declining 
tudent pool and the intense competition posed by the public tax supported 
Institutions. We continue to make progress - no major building projects 
>e underway, but we are registering a number of accomplishments in program 
2velopment . 

Our programs in Pre-Medicine and Pre-Denistry , Home Economics Computer 
2ience, Business, International Studies and Special Education provide for 

Sstruction and competencies in areas which address the current and future 
b market. 

One often hears the question why Black Colleges? This was more 
Loquently answered by that lady last commencement - who, watching as her 
iughter marched acrossed the stage to receive her diploma from me and 
Ece my hand, threw up her hands and shouted - "Thank You, Jesus" - no one 
pows what she had been through - what sacrifices she had made to see that 
y. That's why Black Colleges. Your contributions make this possible! 
u reached 67? in 1982 - we hope you make it 100? in 1983- 

I am pleased to note further the alumni who gave $7800 to fund three 
600 scholarships; and the little 86 year old lady who was never blessed 
th more than a 6th grade education; worked in tobacco - when North and 
rked as a domestic. Among some material wealth and retiring to a town 
iar Greensboro - made a gift of $10,000 to endow a scholarship for a need 
tudent to get a better chance. 

Bennett College is grateful to the North Carolina Conference for the 
rdial relation we hold within the family of Colleges - and the Council 
>r Higher Education. We are thankful for your support of the Black 
liege Fund. We have had work to do and loads of it, but with your 
ntinued support we will make it. We solicit your prayers. 


Isaac H. Miller, Jr. 



The Duke Endowment was created December 11, 1924, when Mr. James B. 
Duke signed the Indenture. The purpose of The Endowment was to improve the 
quality of life in his native region. His vision that it could be done was 
extraordinary. The remarkable thing is that the targets he selected for 
his beneficence - education, health, child care, religion - remain the 
dominant concerns for the structure of any society that would transmute 
change into progress. 

The Duke Endowment continues to be an instrument for the expression of 
its founder's aspiration to contribute to the betterment of mankind. 
Through grants of money and the guidance of wise counsel, The Endowment has . 
joined its efforts with many institutions and individuals in the fields of 
education, hospitals, child care, religion and related areas. Indeed, in 
the history of The Endowment, there are few citizens in the broad expanse 
in North Carolina and South Carolina whose lives have not been touched in J 
some way - large or small - by the programs in which The Endowment has been i 
a participant or a catalyst. Behind it all stands the figure of James B. 
Duke, whose incredible business acumen made possible the resources for the 
The Endowment and whose visionary humanitarianism set the pattern for its 

The purpose of this report is to call attention to what has been done 
through the Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment in the past year. 
Of course, on the the major areas of the Rural Church Office is to work 
with rural United Methodist churches in their building programs. In an i 
effort to stimulate new and creative church buildings, this past year has i 
seen The Duke Endowment involve itself in a regional conference of the 
Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture. In November a 
conference was sponsored by The Duke Endowment, Duke Divinity School and 
the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture at Duke University, j 
Over 140 persons attended the conference and were stimulated by the 
resource people in the areas of worship, liturgy, art and architecture. In 
addition to a number of architects who were invited, church judicatories as 
well as local church lavmen and pastors were invited to participate. The 
building of churches has always been one of the ways in which people 
express their faith, ana it is the hope and dream and purpose of The Duke 
Endowment to assist churches to express that faith in their buildings in 
such a way tnat all the world will know their commitment. 

The Duke Endowment reaches out in many ways to assist rural churches 
in addition to building programs. In the past year numerous continuing 
education programs have been offered for local pastors. In the course of 
the year 345 pastors have had the opportunity to strengthen their ministry 
through some type of continuing education. Not only has The Duke Endowment 
sought to assist pastors after they are in the local church situation, but 
it has also been involved in providing stipends for students to work in 
rural churches throughout the year. While the primary thrust has been to 
send tne students to rural churches during the summer months, some 
scholarship help is available for those who can work on the weekends during 
the school year. Student pastors, who are appointed as full-time pastors 
as well as attend the Divinity School with a reduced course load, are also : 
assisted with scholarship aid by The Duke Endowment. This past year 76 
students were able to participate in the summer field program, 41 during 
the winter program, and there were 110 student pastors. Mr. Duke, seeing 
the significance of this kind of outreach, began providing some support f or >j 
students some years before the Indenture was signed. 

A very significant opportunity for local churches in the area of 
parish development. When any church or group of churches has a vision j 
about some type of ministry in which it would like to become involved but 
for which it lacks adequate resources, The Duke Endowment is always ■ 
available with incentive money to help them get the program started. J 
Churches have been involved in various kinds of parish development programs 
from aay care centers, to migrant ministries, to meals on wheels, to 
programs for battered children, to name only a few. The Office of Rural 
Churches continues to look for parish development opportunities in which to ;j 
assist new and creative ministries in the two Annual Conferences in North 

At the request of the district superintendent, churches in promising j 
rural situations can make application for limited grants to provide ! 
stronger ministerial leadership than could be provided through local J 
churches or the Annual Conferences. 


The Duke Endowment continues to assist Duke Divinity School as it 
iseeks to prepare young ministers for work in the rural churches and also in 
providing continuing education. It gives support to the Divinity School by 
helping with the cost of providing adequate leadership in the Field 
Education Program and the Continuing Education Program as well as providing 
Icounseling for young people in the field experience. 

Not to be overlooked is Mr. Duke's concern for, as he termed it, the 
"worn out" preachers. For a number of years before he signed the 
Indenture, Mr. Duke was providing funds for preachers who were no longer 
table to continue their work. Each December, pastors who have retired from 
the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Annual Conference receive a 
grant from The Duke Endowment based on the number of years they served in 
tne Annual Conference. From the letters of appreciation, Mr. Duke's 
concern were well-founded. 

James B. Duke regarded religion as one the greatest civilizing 
influences for society. He place preachers in the front rank of those who 
"by precept and example can do most to uplift mankind." He knew what the 
Methodist circuit rider, the nineteenth century's rugged carrier of the 
gospel through the sparsely settled rural landscapes, meant to his own 
family heritage. The provisions for rural Methodist churches and aid to 
'retired ministers included in The Duke Endowment represented what he felt 
was a personal Christian duty. He was confident that rural Methodist 
churches were where, "we were to look in a large measure for the bone and 
sinew of our country." The Duke Endowment today continues to try to 
fulfill Mr. Duke's concern and dream. 








North Carolina Conference 
Western N. C. Conference 



A. Specific Operating Programs 


$ 85,000.00 

B. Regular Pastorates: 

North Carolina Conference 
Western N.C. Conference 

$ 8,360.00 
6, 125,00 


Student Programs: 
Summer Assistants 

Winter Assistants 
Student Pastors 
Student Interns 

In-Service Training 

Parish Development: 
North Carolina Conference 
Western N.C. Conference 









90,081 .00 


337,631 .00 


31,300.00 M, 121. nn 

$ 533,442.00 

North Carolina Conference ) $21.00 per 
Western N.C. Conference ) Service Year 


$ 124,257.00 

$ 374.684.62 


1 ,946,126.62 

A. F. Fisher 



As a leader in theological education, the Duke University Divinity 
School has a major impact upon the life of the church. The United 
Methodist denomination and this Conference lend vital support which is 
greatly appreciated. We gladly share several recent, important 
developments regarding our increasing effectiveness in training men and 
women for Christian ministry. 

Since Dr. Dennis M. Campbell became Dean, December 1, 1982, four 
persons of extraordinary ability and promise have been named to the 

Geoffrey Wainwright, currently Roosevelt Professor at Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, comes as Professor of Systematic Theology. 
Dr. Wainwright is a minister of the British Methodist Church. He is a 
theologian of international distinction. His most recent book is Doxology: 
IHe Praise nl £Lad in Worship , Doctrine , and Life . He has extensive 
experience in Africa, where he taught in the Protestant Faculty at Yaounde, 
Cameroon for six years. His six years in Africa were followed by six years 
of teaching at The Queen's College, Birmingham, England. He has been at 
Union for four years. 

Grant Shockley, currently President of Philander Smith College, comes 
as Professor of Christian Education and Director of Black Church Affairs. 
Dr. Shockley brings experience as a professor, author, and theological 
administrator. His doctoral work was done at Columbia University. A 
distinguished faculty member at Garrett and at Candler, Dr. Shockley also 
served as President of the Interdenominational Theological Center in 
Atlanta. His most recent book is filasii Pastors and Black Churches . 

Richard Eslinger, currently Director of Worship and Preaching 
Resources for the United Methodist Board of Discipleship, comes as 
Associate Professor of Christian Worship. Dr. Eslinger, whose Ph.D. is 
from Boston, brings experience as a pastor (most recently at Old West 
Church, Boston), as a teacher, and as a leader in worship and preaching. 
He represents the United Methodist Church in numerous ecumenical settings 
including the Ecumenical Lectionary Committee. He is grounded historically 
in theology and liturgy and is thoroughly familiar with recent developments 
in worship. 

Mary McClintock Fulkerson comes as Instructor in Historical Theology. 
Mrs. Fulkerson is a graduate of U.N.C., Chapel Hill, of Duke Divinity 
School, and is completing her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. She is an 
ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Experienced in local church 
ministry and in teaching, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Mrs. Fulkerson is 
recognized as a scholar and teacher of uncommon potential. 

The Divinity School will experience a number of retirements from the 
Faculty in coming years and thus we will need to continue an active program 
of development. There is much excitement about the enrichment which comes 
through the addition of new persons of excellence to an already 
distinguished Faculty. 


Enrollment for the Spring 1 983 semester was 368 students of whom 104 
(28%) were women and 37 C 1 0% ) were minorities. The students came from 33 
states and 6 foreign countries. Forty-six percent were from NC, followed 
by VA (8%), FL ((>%), SC (4%), and TN (3%). Degree program enrollment 

included M.Div. 332, MRE 11, Th.M. 10, special 15. Of the 368 students, 
276 (75$) were United Methodist. They were affiliated with 43 Annual 
Conferences. Seventy-six are from the North Carolina Conference. The 
Presbyterian (U.S.), Episcopal, Lutheran (L.C.A.), and Southern Baptist 
churches each had eight or more representatives. The remaining 58 students 
were affiliated with 26 other denominations. The median grade point 
average for the entering class was 3.2 and median age was 23. Over eighty 
percent of the graduates are entering parish ministry. 


Three new endowments were inaugurated in April. The Jameson Jones 
Endowment will enhance our programs in practical theology. The Robert 
McCorraack Endowment is a scholarship fund for ministerial candidates from 
rural churches. The Annabel and Morris Williams Endowment Fund is a major 
gift which will enlarge and strengthen our programs for parish ministry. 


:hese permanent endowments represent new and continuing support which help 
;o undergrid the future of the Divinity School. 

Annual Fund giving this year once again showed a significant gain, 
'he telethon was a signal success and the Divinity School continues to lead 
buke University in the percentage of alumni who are contributing. More 
than forty percent of our graduates and many friends participate. 

This Center, founded in 1980, has emerged as a leading teaching, 
research, and publication resource. Its Visiting Professor Program brought 
)avid Stacey, Principal of Wesley College, Bristol, to teach during the 
Spring, 1983. In the Fall, Jose Miguez Bonino, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
[fill be Visiting Professor. The Visiting Scholar Program has brought 
Methodist scholars and leaders from all over the world: Morna Hooker 
^England), Manfred Marquardt (West Germany), Peder Borgen (Norway), Helmut 
iausner (Austria), Bishop Ole Borgen (Sweden). The Baker Collection, one 
pf the largest and finest collections of Methodist history and theology in 
the world, greatly enhances the work of the Center. The Center begins a 
,iew publication project tnis summer. Entitled Duke Studies in the Wsslsyan 
Tradition , with Thomas Langford as General Editor, this series of volumes 
fill further Duke's reputation for Wesley and Methodist Studies. Frank 
Jaker continues his massive editing project of the Bicentennial Edition of 
Lesley's Works. 

The Divinity School of Duke University consistently offers excellent 
urograms of unusual variety and benefit to persons who seek formal channels 
;or further learning. A highlight of the year is the Convocation and 
'astor's School. For 1983, this event will take place November 7-9 at Duke 
University. Principal lecturers and preachers will be Albert Outler, 
;1artin Marty, and Peter Gomes. 

For more information about any of our programs, please write or call: 
:he Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27706, (919) 

Dean Dennis Campbell 



DAY CARE PROGRAMS IN THE CHURCHES: The National Council of Churches Office 
of Child Advocacy has spent a year in a statistical study of day care 
services provided by Protestant Churches. This study indicated that United 
Methouist Churches are the largest denominational group in day care. Some 
parental counseling is offered by 29$ of these, some health care is 
provided by 14$ and 11$ provide emergency drop-off care. Emergency 
drop-off care allows parents to respond to unexpected problems and is 
believea to help prevent child abuse. 

GOLDEN CROSS: During 1982, thirty-four people in eleven districts received 
assistance in the amount of $17, 227 - ^3 - In addition, we contributed 
$5,500.00 to the Chaplain program at Duke Medical Center and $3,000.00 to 
the Good Shepherd Home at Lake Waccamaw. 

You can be proud of the part you have in the Golden Cross Fund. 

CHILDREN'S HOME: The transition from a residential services home to group 
homes throughout the districts is gradually being effected. A very 
successful group home is operating in Raleigh. The one in Fremont will be 
operational soon and plans are being made to place one in Edenton. 
Estaolisning these group homes and expanding the foster care program are 
the primary emphasis now. 

RETIREMENT HOMES, INC.: Our retirement homes and the Coble Health Care 
Center cared for more than 400 persons in 1982. The latest census reflects 
24 Methodist ministers and wives, plus 314 lay Methodists from the N.C. 
Conference. The Greenville Home will become a reality. The land has been 
secured, plans for the building are complete and fund raising efforts are 
underway. Our Retirement Homes provided at least $360,000 of benevolent 
care in 1982. 

THE 1984 EMPHASIS: The 1984 Emphasis will be on children, youth and 
families. The theme will be "Family Weil-Being: Issues and Problems." As 
the General Division of Health and Welfare Ministries develops the content 
there will be several regional meetings leading to a major consultation. 

Board of Health and Welfare Ministries Report to the 1983 Annual Conference 

1 .The specific recommendations of the Board of Health and Welfare are 

included in the Conference COM Report. 
2. The program report of the Board is shown in the Agency Report booklet 

Report #10 on yellow paper. 
3. Nominations for the 1987 Class of Trustees for The Methodist Home for 

children are shown along with two nominees to fill vacancies in the class 

of 1985. 
4. Nominations for the 1987 Class of Trustees for The Methodist Retirement 

Home are shown along with the other classes. 
5. Two recent developments of great interest to the Conference are: 

- the opening of the new Group Teaching - Family Home in Fremont, 

- and the progress towards the new retirement facility in Greenville. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert Wallace, Chairperson 
Rachel Moser, Secretary 


The constantly increasing ratio of older Americans to the total 
population, the state of the economy, the drastic changes in Government 
regulations, and the increasing popularity of the life care community have 
caused vast changes and increased needs in the ministry through the 
Methodist Retirement Homes in the North Carolina Conference. This has been 
a vital and dynamic year with aggressive help from our Board of Trustees 
and from each of you through your acceptance of the Outreach Ministries 


Fair Share Apportionment. This has enabled the Homes and Health Care 

Centers to provide for increasing numbers of Methodists from Eastern North 


We are grateful for the increase in gifts we receive — both in the 
, Fair Share Apportionment that comes to assist individuals in our facilities 

who have outlived their resources and also your tax exempt contributions to 
j the Retirement Homes Supplemental Assistance program and Pooled Income 
'i Funds along with the other methods that have been suggested by our Director 

jf Public Relations and Development, the Rev. Nathan H. Byrd. The Reverend 
| Mr. Byrd is presenting the needs and programs of all the Retirement 
' Facilities throughout the Conference and through all the establishment of 
. an Auxiliary . 

We want you to know that your gifts are received with gratitude and a 

sense of significance. No gift is too small to be meaningful in our work 
. with the aging. 

We continue to work in developing the Greenville facility and other 
. facilities as needed to give service and care to our Senior Adults. We 

know that you will want to be a part of this and, therefore, we will 
i actively contact you and ask for your prayers, your gifts, your good will 
1 and your understanding. 

During 1982 we served more than 500 people in the Durham facilities 
I and Wesley Pines in Lumberton. This total number was served for varying 

lengths of time and represent some who have been members of our Homes for 

many years. Some were served in nursing for only a short period of time. 

Medicare and Medicaid no longer provide for us the financial 

assistance that once was available. We are commited to serve our members 

ana to serve them well to the extent that in 1982 we came to the aid of 138 

persons who either had exhausted their personal resources or did not have 

resources when they came to the Methodist Retirement Homes. These services 
. were provided for through the Fair Share funds or on a case by case basis. 
On May 16, 1983 we dedicated land for the projected Cypress Glen 

Retirement Home in Greenville. The Cypress Glen Home will necessitate a 

private capital funds campaign which is now in progress and we hope will 
: successful in order that many of our aging from eastern North Carolina may 
> be cared for in a setting that is not only loving but Christian in every 

way. Cypress Glen will join the Durham Retirement Home, the Coble Health 
' Care Center and Wesley Pines Home in Lumberton and together this will 

provide care for 525 members. 

During the past year we have maintained an occupancy rate of 96? at 
j the Coble Health Care Center and 98% in our Retirement and Home for the 

Aging Facilities. The apartments at Wesley Pines have been attractively 

landscaped and are almost completely filled. 

Your Homes continue to remain financially sound and stable. Upon 

request we will be glad to send you a copy of our Annual Report. Copies of 
j our Annual Audit will be available in the offices of the Conference 

Treasurer, the Executive Director and the Administrators. 

Highlights of the year's work include: 

- The completion of the planning stage of the Cypress Home and the 
beginning of the fund raising drive. This necessitated the need for the 
appointment of a new Administrator-in-training. 

- The renovation of a solarium in the Health Care Center to a semi-private 
room for patients. 

- The renovation of the Bishop's Lounge to an apartment at the Durham 

- Expansion of the Chaplain's service and the receipt by Chaplain Kelly J. 
Wilson, III of this credentials as a United Methodist Chaplain in the 
College of Chaplains. 

- The establishment of specific goals for the Supplemental Assistance Fund 
and the Pooled Income Fund in order to provide for greater benevolent 
needs during the next few decades. 

- The employment of Saga Foods Systems for food service and management at 
the Durham facilities. 

- Participation in the Division on Aging of the Methodist Health and 
Welfare Ministries and the discussion of the new structure of that 
Division under the Board of Global Ministries. 

- Sponsoring of a dinner and seminar for ministers and laypersons in each 
District last fall. 

- Full participation of Retirement Homes in the North Carolina Association 
of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging and its political! action committee. 
National membership in the American Association of Homes for the Aging, 
and the Board of Health and Welfare Ministries of the United Methodist 


Church. Frank Bullock, Administrator of the Coble Health Care Center 
has been elected an at-large delegate to the Board ofGovernors of the 
National Association of AAHA and president of the North Carolina 
Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging. 
— We continue to encourage each church to set aside Mothers* Day as a 
special time which the needs of our work may be explained from every 
pulpit in our Conference. Bulletin inserts are provided each pastor 
with the request that the work of the Homes be given some significant 
recognition and explanation from the pulpit. 

We were all saddened by the death of the Reverend Lafon C. Vereen, 
Administrator of Wesley Pines, and who spent the past ten years of his 
ministry in service to the Methodist Retirement Homes. His work with the 
Homes will be remembered with love and affection and his name will be 

Please contact the Homes for information regarding our facilities. If 
you should need a program for any segment of your church group or someone 
to fill your pulpit on Sunday, we have the staff available who would be 
happy to tell our story, "An Opportunity To Continue." New material and 
special brochures are available and will be sent to you upon request. 

We appreciate the increased number of hours donated by our volunteers, 
by members of our local committees, by our loyal Board of Trustees and the 
many others who have continuing concern for the growing segment of our 

W. Donald Penley, Executive Director 

Rev. Nathan H. Byrd, Director of Public Relations and Development 

Kimsey King, Administrator, Durham Home 

Frank Bullock, Administrator, Coble Health Care Center 

Wayne D. Powers, Administrator, Wesley Pines 

Dr. Bailey, Bishop Cannon, Bishop Sanders, Bishop Blackburn: 

I am pleased to have the opportunity today to share with you information 
about the Cypress Glen Retirement Home, which will be built in Greenville. 

I am Chairman of the Planning Committee for this exciting endeavor and 
ambitious effort. Indeed, it will be an effort. $ 6,300,000 must be 
raised. I feel certain that never before has this much money been raised 
in Eastern North Carolina for such a project. To make this facility a 
reality, we will need hard work and commitments from many. But the result 
will be worth it. 

This will be the finest retirement complex in North Carolina. In fact, it 
will be one of the most innovative and comfortable in the entire South. 

Cypress Glen will be a great asset to our Methodist conference. It will 
allow Methodists, in this part of the state, to retire in comfort and 
security, closer to family and friends. 

Again let me stress -- this is not a nursing, nor rest home. It will be a 
place for active people .. .Happy people... A place for learning. . .A place for 
continued growth. An opportunity to form new relationships and continue 
old ones. 

Upon completion, the Home will contain 125 rooms, a full health care 
facility, and condominiums. But let us be very realistic — it will never 
be completed without the help and support of everyone of you here today and 
those whom you represent. 

It is my hope and prayer that all of us will become committed to making 
Cypress Glen a reality. 

Leo Jenkins 



We've had another good year at the Methodist Home for Children in our 
Christian Ministry to Children, Youth, and Their Families. Douglas Byrd, 
our Director of Public Relations and Planned Giving, has prepared an 
excellent visual and verbal presentation for us today. He is assisted at 
the projector by one of our Board Members, Bill Cottingham. Douglas will 
give our report at this time. 

(The Douglas Byrd Report) 

Thank you Douglas. As most of you know, next week I'm concluding my 
ainistry at the Home as the executive director. I am gratified with the 
accomplishments for boys and girls and their families which have been made 
during my almost four years of service to this agency. The board, staff, 
and I working together have developed a sophisticated residential treatment 
Drogram for troubled youth and their families, using the teaching-family 
nodel. We have also established community-based programs of foster family 
services, family counseling, and youth homes. We have seen many boys and 
girls, who were headed in the wrong direction, turned around, and receive 
the solid foundations which they needed to become useful, productive 
Christian citizens of our various communities. I appreciate very much the 
support which I have received from the Conference, the Board, and the Staff 
•in reaching these goals. My prayers and best wishes will be with the new 
)irector, the Staff and the Trustees as they continue to provide quality 
bhild care and treatment services to children, youth, and families in the 
name of Christ and the Church. 

iufus H. Stark has been elected by the Board of Trustees and appointed by 
;he Bishop to become the new Executive Director. Rufus is well known to 
ill of you since he has been an outstanding minister in the conference for 
;:he last 28 years. I would like to introduce him at this time for a few 
concluding remarks. 

Edward C. Elliott 

A General Statement of My Understanding of the Philosophy 

of Child, Youth, and Family Issues 

of the United Methodist Church and the Role of the 

Methodist Home for Children in Fulfilling That Ministry 

by Rufus H. Stark, II 

The United Methodist Church under the incentive and direction of the 
lospel of Jesus Christ has comprehensive concerns for children, youth and 
families. This concern manifests itself in a variety of ways: 

1. Concern for nurture. Of primary concern is the nurture of the 
individual's relationship to Jesus Christ that each person may come 
into saving relationship with Him. Derived from this is the ever 
broadening concern for the total nurture of the person into the 
fulness of his/her potential. 

2. Concern for physical well-being of children, youth, and families. 
We care about persons having adequate food, clothing, and shelter. 
Maintenance of sound physical and emotional health is a part of 
this concern. 

3. Concern about influences which threaten children, youth, and 
families. The Church cares about developing strategies to combat 
influences which threaten the well-being of children, youth, and 
families: drugs and alcohol; distorted sexual views and practices; 
abuse of children, youth and spouses; materialistic exploitation of 
the home; oppression; and warfare. 

Tne basic strategy of the Church in addressing these concerns is to 
Cultivate the strong Christian home which is the basic community for 
.ssuring the health, nurturing, and general well-being of children, youth, 
lind families. To the extent that homes are strong and faithful, child, 
I'outh, and family issues are well cared for. 

In reality in our society there are many weak homes. The pressures of 
-he secular society daily threaten the stability of family life, and many 
jiomes experience a fragile existence. Children and youth in these settings 
iften are deprived of the basic love which could provide a sense of 
.security, personal self-esteem, and general well-being. 

In the last century the individual home weakened by poor physical 


health often resulting in tne early death of parents. Many children and 
youth were orphaned. The Church responded to this need by providing a home 
when the natural home was lost, and we developed orphanages. The Methodist 
Orphanage in Raleigh was developed during this period. 

In our present time the stability of the home is threatened not so 
much by the physical death of parents as by the spiritual and emotional 
deatn or illness of parents, leaving children, youth, and spouses bereft of 
love and acceptance. Such persons often suffer from low self-esteem. Many 
have no haven to which to turn, and some act out their frustration in 
depression, violence, anger, etc. 

It is to tnis need that the present Methodist Home for Children is 
called to minister. This is the major direction of the Home as set forth 
in the Child Care Plan adopted by the Annual Conference in 1979. The Plan ' 
notes that in this kind of ministry it is important to work with children 
ana youth in settings as close as possible to the natural parents. The i 
Home is now in the process of decentralizing the program. Emphasis will be 
on area group care facilities with a smaller central residential facility 
for use for treatment of children and for training of staff. Foster parent 
development is a key area of concern. The Home is well into this J 

It is important that the Home make progress in specific implementation I 
of this plan. I know that my administration needs to devise a realistic 
timetable in planning so that the Board can demonstrate accountability both 
to itself and to the Annual Conference. In so doing the Board and 
administration must accurately monitor the total work of child care in our 
state as performed by state and private agencies that the Board may best 
know how to respond to the needs. 

Undergoing this major transition brings forth feelings of 
vulnerability. But along with this vulnerability comes an enormous 
opportunity for creativity. Now is the time for the Methodist Home for 
Children to seize the moment to look afresh at the high call of Christ to 
be about His mission. The Board and administration must think boldly. 
They must be willing to dream, being careful in the use of resources but 
not being afraid to risk. 

The Methodist Home for Children should become the major institution 
beyond tne local church for developing stable homelife in the Annual 
Conference in the following ways: 

1 . By providing quality care for any child or youth damaged by the 
breakdown of his/her home. 

2. By becoming a resource center in enabling local churches and 
individuals to work to stabilize family life. 

3. By serving as a major advocate for children, youth, and families 
speaking out in the public sector with f orthrightness and 

Surely, this is a time of destiny for the Methodist Home for Children. 

For 84 years our North Carolina Conference has extended to troubled 
children and youth an arm of compassion through our special care ministry. 
For the first 56 of those years the METHODIST ORPHANAGE provided care for 
mostly orphans with perhaps the greatest acceptance and strongest support 
ever given to a special ministry of the Church. 

As we entered the second half of the 20th century, the Church found it 
necessary to re-define her child care ministry to discover who were the 
children who were hurting and how the Church could help them. In 1955 our 
name was changed to THE METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN in an attempt to more 
closely define this ministry and the persons we were seeking to serve. 

Perhaps tne changes affecting child care ministries can best be seen in the 
fact that there are few orphans in child care institutions today. Instead, 
we find troubled children and youth who are the products often of broken 
homes, the relentless stress of today's world, the crumbling traditional 
social structures, and often times decaying moral standards. 

In September 1976 at the request of our Board of Trustees the Conference 
Division of Health and Welfare Ministries appointed a Study Commission on 
Child Care to take a serious look at the needs of children in our 
conference area with the intention of determining how we could best meet 
those needs while being the best stewards of our resources. Two years 
later our Conference set the goals and guidelines for our child care 
ministry — entrusting to the Methodist Home for Children the 


responsibility of being "the service arm of the North Carolina Conference 
and its churches in aid to children and youth." 

I The Home was directed to establish group homes for the care of children and 

• youth throughout the conference area. Today, there are four youth homes on 
\ our Raleigh campus. A fifth youth home has been established in the 

Longview community of east Raleigh. We are pleased to announce that a 
sixth youth home is being opened this month in the Goldsboro District at 
I Fremont. 

Our child care ministry is also being extended into the Elizabeth City 

District where our trustees have just approved the location of a youth home 

in the town of Edenton to serve the needs of children and youth in the 
northeastern section of our conference. 

; Plans are also being formulated for a meeting of church and community 
leaders in the Fayetteville District to determine more accurately the needs 

i of that district and how the Methodist Home for Children can best help 
those needs. 

: From the latest Duke Endowment Annual Report you will be interested to know 
| that the Methodist Home for Children cared for 106 different children and 
i youth during the past yearly report period. At the same time we ministered 
} to 120 adults who were a part of 88 different family units. Fifty-six of 
these youth lived in our youth homes and were a part of our residential 
: treatment/care program. 

; It is interesting to note while 106 different children were served during 
; the past 12 months report period, seventy-four were admitted to the 
: programs of the Methodist Home for Children during that same 12 months. 
! Few years if any during the 81 years history of the Home have as many 

children been admitted to the Home's programs of care. This points up the 
i fact that our present ministry involves a much more intensive short-term 

treatment program as contrasted to the earlier program of custodial care 
! ova a longer period of time. While 20-25 years ago a child often lived at 
; the Home 10-15 years of his life, today a child moves through the 

treatment/care program in about 18 months and then returns to his natural 

* family or another permanent placement. You will also be interested to know 
i that while we served 106 children in the 12 months period earlier referred 

to, we have served 90 children in the past six months period. 

The Annual Conference also directed the Home to develop a family counseling 
ministry "to strengthen family life and to reach troubled families with 
assistance which would help the families stay together." This ministry has 
been established, and 30 different youth were served alone with 27 adults 
in 21 different family units. Twelve additional youth were provided 
counseling and financial assistance to pursue their higher education after 
they left the Home. 

Three other program guidelines were to be considered for future programs of 
the Home, and these recommendations remain under study and consideration at 
this time, as does a fourth, to consider changing the corporate name of 
the Home to "more closely indicate services being rendered by the Church in 
and through its new and expanded program." 

The final action taken by the 1979 Annual Conference was the approval to 
"sell, lease, develop, or otherwise utilize the property of the Methodist 
Home for Children. .. to more adequately generate revenue for the 
implementation and continued economic support of the Methodist Home for 
Children and its related services." Today 31 of the 62 acres have been 
sold. Seven acres have been utilized in developing the streets, sidewalks, 
and utilities to enhance the sale of the property. A little over 5 acres 
have been reserved for future uses of the Church or Home. One acre is 
under pending contract for sale. This leaves 18 acres remaining to be 


The trustees of the Home have sought to follow the directives given by the 
Annual Conference as to the disposition of the campus in Raleigh in order 
to provide the necessary capital and income to carry out our Conference 
child care ministry. The staff has sought to follow the program guidelines 
established for the care of troubled children and youth in our conference 
area. Our successes have been possible mainly because fo the support you 
have given; and on behalf of the trustees, staff, and children may I take 
this opportunity to thank you for your support of this vital ministry of 
the Church. Thank you for making it possible for the Methodist Home for 
Children to be one of the 65 child care agencies of United Methodism 
reaching out to minister in the name of our Lord to His precious children. 

In the 18th chapter of the Gospel According to Matthew, we have the 
directive from our Lord Jesus Christ himself — "If a man has a hundred 
sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and 
go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find 
it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the 
ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so, it is not the will of your 
Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." 

Edward C. Elliott 


Golden Cross is part of the Outreach Ministries of our Conference. 
This program gives financil assistance to United Methodist laypersons who 
are in need because of medical expenses which are beyond their ability to 
pay. It is a concrete way we fulfill our Lord's directive to care for the 
sick and needy in His name. Here is a typical example of the people we 
assist through Golden Cross. 

The applicant has been a member of the United Methodist Church for 
over twenty-five years. She has been handicapped most of her life. Yet, 
she cares for her aged mother. Her pastor writes, "Inspite of her handicap 
she contributes greatly to the life of our church. She is a beautiful, 
sensitive person with a deep commitment to Jesus Christ." 

The applicant wrote, after receiving Golden Cross assistance, "I 
didn't know where to turn. I felt completely helpless. Then my pastor 
told me about Golden Cross. I thank Golden Cross, but most of all I thank 
God for people like you, United Methodists." She continued: 

G. The nooaness and love Christ put in your heart. 

0. Because of people like you, Old people are not alone. 

L. Love in Christian hearts. 

D. To Do. for others who can't help themselves. 

E. The Eyes for those who are spiritually blind. 
N. You never give up trying to help others. 

C. On the cross of glory Christ died for everyone. 

R. We must all be ready to do our best. 

0. The young and Old at times need help. 

S. For all you are doing, Someday you'll be blessed. 

S. May the Son of man always smile on you. 

During 1982, thirty-four people in eleven districts received 
assistance in the amount of $17,227.43. In addition, we contributed 
$5,500.00 to the Chaplain program at Duke Medical Centerand $3,000.00 to j 
the Good Shepherd Home at Lake Waccamaw. 

You can be proud of the part you have in the Golden Cross Fund. 

J. L. Hood, Director 


The Board of Church and Society presents to this Annual Conference the 
following which have been written and reviewed by our Board and come to you 
with its endorsement. 

1 . A Position Paper on Security and Peace in Central America 

I, A Resolution on Public Utilities 

J. A Resolution on Drunk Driving 

4. A Resolution on Medical Needs of the Aged and the Poor 

j. A Resolution on Tuition Tax Credits 



Growing conflict and increasing U.S. military involvment in Central 
merica is an issue which calls for the immediate attention of all U.S. 
hristians. In our desire to be peacemakers obedient to the teachings 
f Jesus Christ, the Board of Church and Society has prepared this position 
aper for study by the United Methodist Churches in the N.C. Conference. 

The evidence shows* that the primary thrust of the revolutions in El 
>alvador and Guatemala is the desire of the people to be free of military 
ictatorship, to have freedom from terror for their families and enough 
and and food to sustain them. Because of their commitment to the poor in 
,;i Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the churches and their workers are 
pecial targets of repression. 

The Latin American churches have repeatedly stated** during the last 
ecade that external subversion is not the primary cause of the conflict 
.n their countries. The dominant challenge is internal: perennial 
sonditions of landed aristocracy, wretched poverty, and the denial of basic 
uman rights. To interpret the problems in Central America primarily in 
erms of Communism versus Capitalism, or in terms of the competition 
etween the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., is profoundly mistaken. To suppose that 
ilitary measures can bring lasting solutions is also mistaken. The 
rimary issues are economic and social justice and the participation of the 
opulation in shaping the societies. 

We seek a deepened understanding of the Central American crisis and 
he application of our Christian Faith to the solution of it. It is our 
aith that leads us to examine the policies of our government towards 
entral America and to protest them. We are uneasy about the millions of 
ax dollars given in military equipment, training, and support to the 
overnments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, to be used against 
heir own populations and those of neighboring countries. We cannot be 
ilent about the total disregard of internationally-recognized human rights 
r the ruthless slaughter of thousands of civilians each year. 

Nicaragua is of special concern. We cannot support U.S. efforts to 
solate, destabilize, and overthrow the new government there. Such efforts 
re immoral, unconstitutional, in open defiance of international law, and 
ontrary to declared U.S. support for the right of all people freely to 
etermine their own government. At the same time we must urge the 
icaraguan leadership to respect the rights of all citizens, even those who 
ppose official policy; and to draw its strength from the goodwill of the 
eople who support its policies and not from oppression of those in 

North Carolina is particularly caught up in U.S. military intervention 
n Central America. Salvadoran soldiers were trained in our midst at Ft. 
ragg, and U.S. Green Beret forces were sent from there as military 
rainers and advisors to both El Salvador and Honduras. An increasingly 
arge share of the Federal taxes we pay is being used to support military 
rograms while social programs in North Carolina are being reduced. 



We reaffirm our Resolution adopted by our 1982 Annual Conference, 
which calls upon all governments "to adopt and to implement policies of 
nonintervention in the internal affairs of other countries and to eliminate 
arms sales, particularly across national boundaries."*** In that spirit we 
call upon our Government to: 


* Epistle of May 7, 1981, from the Council of Protestant Methodist 

Churches of Latin America, to the Council of Bishops of the United 

Methodist Church. 
** Ibid . 

See also Esther and Mortimer Arias, The Cry of Mv People , pp. 108, 110, 

112, and 121-123. 
***1982 Journal of the N.C. Annual Conference, p. 229. 

1 . Review and reconsider all military aid to the governments of South; 
ana Central America, and the role of combat and counterinsurgency 
assistance advisors now in El Salvador and Honduras. 

2. Case efforts to isolate and destabilize the government of 

3. Promote negotiations between contending parties in El Salvador anc 
Guatemala in a secure and peaceful manner, respecting the views anc 
participation of all concerned. 

4. Grant political asylum or refugee status to Central Americans- 
seeking temporary refuge in the United States until the violence in their' 
homelands ends and they can return to join the rebuilding of theirij 


1 . Pray and strive, individually and together, for an early peace ir 
El Salvador and in Guatemala. 

2. Become increasingly informed on the peace and justice issures ii 
Central America. 

3. Inform others. Have a house meeting, inviting friends to youi 
home, show a film or filmstrip, and talk about it together. Write a Lettei 
to tne Editor; inform the readers of some aspect of the Central Americai 


4. Write, call, or visit your Senators and Representatives in order tn 
share your views. Contacts by concerned citizens have already encouragei 
many memDers of Congress to question military assistance and to press for ; 
negotiated solution. 



1. Dr. Gilbert Josepn, Latin American Inst., UNC, Chapel Hill, N 
27514. (Professor of History) . Topic: "Nicaragua: Whither th 
Revolution?" Address: 230 Forest Hills Rd., Chapel Hill 27514 
Phone: 967-4793- 

2. Knut Walker, 106-A Bernard St., Chapel Hill, 27514. 933-6616 
Former Dean of Student Affairs at the Central American University 
El Salvador. Topic: "Revolution and Counterrevolution: How Did I 
Begin? How Will It End?" 

3. Dr. Lars Schoultz, UNC Political Science Dept., Chapel Hill, N 
27514. Phone: 962-3041; Home 929-6087. In late 1982 was on tour o 
Central America for Amnesty International. 

4. Mrs. Gail Phares, 1105 Sapling Place, Raleigh, 27609. Phone 
848-3936. Director of the Carolina Inter-Faith Task Force o 
Central America; former Maryknoll Missionary to Nicaragua an 
Guatemala; former staff of U.S. Inter-American Agency; Master 
Degree in Latin America Affairs. 

Topic: "Central America: Roots of the Crisis" 
"Guatemala: A Country Besieged" 
"El Salvador" 


Rev. Joseph Moran, Ass. Director of Carolina Inter-Faith Task Force 
on Central America, Durham, NC (1106 Lamond Ave., Durham, 27701: 
688-3843) Former Missionary in Honduras; former education 
specialist in Guatemala for a U.S. government agency. 
Topics: "Honduras" 
'Churches' Role in Central America" 

"El Salvador" 

T_tL£ Crave of a. Salvadoran Refugee , FS , 16 minutes. Available from 

Media Center, Box 10955, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: 832-9560. (Free to 

churches that paid the nominal Membership Fee.) 

Slides: Central America : The Roots of the Crisis , 25 minutes, 1981. 

The history, economics, and politics of the situation. Obtain 

from: American Faiends Service Committee, P.O. Box 2234, High 

Point 27261 . 

28-minute color film, Americas in Transition ; prize-winning 

documentary of U.S. relations with these troubled countries. 

Obtain from: CR0P/CWS, 1006 Lamond Ave., Durham 27701. 688-3843 

(Also availble in videotape from Media Center (address above) 

El Salvador : Another Viet Ham? 3/4" videotape, 60 minutes, from 

Public Broadcasting System; focuses on El Salvador. Obtain from: 

Carolina Committee on Central America, P.O. Box 787, Chapel Hill, 


Roses in December , on Jean Donovan, one of four U.S. Missionaries 

murdered in El Salvador Dec. 2, 1980. Rent film from: First Run 

Features, 144 Bleeker St., NY, NY 10012. 

Obtain 1/2" or 3/4" Videocassette from: Carolina Inter-Faith Task 

Force on Central America, 1105 Sapling Place, Raleigh, 27609; 


1. The Cry of My People , by Esther and Mortimer Arias; Mission Study 
text for 1981; Friendship Press, $2.95. Obtain from Cokesbury. 

2. In Every Person Who H_o_p_e_s_, by James and Margaret Goff, Friendship 
Press, for 1981 L. Am. Study; $3-75. Obtain from Cokesbury. 

3. "Honduras on the Edge" by ttaah.. Post Correspondent Loren Jenkins in 
IhS. Atlantic . August, 1982. 

4. "A Splendid Little War: Drawing the Line in El Salvador," by Wm. M. 
LeoGrande of American University, in International Sermri ty , Vol.6, 
No.1, by Harvard and M.I.T. 

5. Consult the Periodical Index at your Library for the most recent 
articles. Note: Many libraries also loan film and filmstrip 
projectors for church and community groups. 


WHEREAS the comsumption of electricity is a necessity of modern society 
'whose cost is rapidly rising beyond the means of people with low and 
low-fixed incomes; and 

WHEREAS electric companies are quasi-monopolies free from competition and 
allowed by to recover a reasonable profit sufficient to attract and keep 
jcapital investment and pay dividends on preferred stock and earnings on 
common stock equities; and 

WHEREAS the North Carolina Utilities Commission, under the laws of North 

Carolina, has the authority and responsibility to set electric rates based 

upon a reasonable cost of services and a fair rate of stockholder return; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we the North Carolina Conference of the 
United Methodist Church encourage members of the State Utilities Commission 
to continue and intensify recent efforts to consider management efficiency 
and more reasonable rates of return in their rate setting process; 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to all 
members of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. 



WHEREAS Alcohol is so integrated into our nation's social and economic 
fabric that until recently drinking and driving was an almost 
untouchable political issue, becoming "America's Socially Accepted 
Form of Murder" taking the lives of nearly seventy Americans per 
day, injuring more than on million Americans each year, and 
causing more than one half of the Nation's auto fatalities; * and 

WHEREAS The startling results reported by New Jersey, whose death rate for 
18 to 20 year old drunk drivers climbed by 176 percent after the 
state lowered its drinking age to 18, with other states^ 
experiencing the same, leading 27 of these states (including New^, 
Jersey) to raise the legal drinking age to 21, with an appreciable 
drop in teenage DUI's; and 

WHEREAS Our neighboring states of Virginia and Tennessee have adopted the 
toughest drunk driving laws in the nation and have appreciably 
reduced the number of accidents involving DUI's; 


That the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Churchy- 
urge the adoption of the report by the Governor's Task Force or. 
Drunken Driving; I.E. to raise the drinking age, to impose-' 
stricter penalties on those convicted of DUI, to impose a uniformi 
sentencing regardless of social status, race or creed; ** and 


That we, as Christians, adopt and support the system of "Court. 
Watch" used in Forsythe County Distrist Traffic Court.* The<j 
North Carolina Conference affirmed the action taken by the N.C. 
State Legislature regarding this resolution. 


That local N.C. United Methodist Churches would be open to serve,, 
as channels for first-time offenders on a 12-hour community,, 
service work project. 

Newsweek/September 13, 1982 
News and Observer June 15, 1982 


WHEREAS The 1980 General Conference of the United Methodist Church states 
regarding health care; 

"All people should be entitled to a basic benefits package of 1 
preventive and health care services. We reject any notion of dual ; 
standards of care;" and 

WHEREAS The cutbacks inFederal aid to states for Medicaid and the; 
restriction on Medicaid payments are causing many elderly patients : 
to be returned to their homes earlier than is desirable; and 

WHEREAS Many families cannot bear the financial burden, and in many 
instances the physical burden of caring for aged and/or the sick, 

WHEREAS The home health care budgets have been 
custodial care for these patients, and 

cut, eliminating the 

WHEREAS Health insurance coverage is so complicated as to be misunderstood 
by the average person, leading many poor to purchase the most: 
expensive policy (due to the lower amount of cost sharing), often 
trading the cost of the insurance against rent and food; 


That the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church 
ask its members to individually and collectively urge the Congress 
to restore the health care benefits most needed by the elderly and 
the poor, and 



That as we work to regain this much needed help we will not forget 
our own Christian responsibility and urge the local churches to 
work with the Home Health Services in their county to provide the 
custodial care by volunteers, and to render assistance to families 
by sitting with the patient to give the family a respite or rest 
from the sick room: and that the members of each church do all 
within their power to reduce the cost of medical care by 
volunteering in the hospitals, and nursing homes, by working with 
the Hospice programs, and where there is no such program by 
organizing one. 

| Information on cutbacks and programs from talking with Home Health 
Service and Social Service workers. 


I'lEREAS the concept of public education available to all as embodied in our 
bblic elementary and secondary school systems is a great force in a 
kmocratic society, giving the possibility for each citizen to realize 
Is/her maximum potential; and 

3EREAS a tuition credit on federal or state tax liability would have the 
Beet of drawing more students away from public schools and thereby the 
interest of their parents; and 

HEREAS a tuition credit on taxes due would in effect be a subsidy of 
('••ivate schools; and 

MEREAS another bureaucratic system would be required to certify the 
i.lowance of such credits; 

I IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Board of Church and Society of the North 
krolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church calls attention 
I the 1980 Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church 
•'Church-Government Relations," p. 51) which expresses our specific 
pposition to such interference and 

E IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any tuition tax credit bill such as Senate Bill 
f. 2673 be opposed by every reasonable means; and that copies of this 
^solution be sent to all members of the North Carolina Congressional 


1EREAS the human race is now threatened with annihilation by nuclear 
irfare on the part of the superpowers; and 

1EREAS that threat is intensified by the continued escalation of the arms 
.ce, each side seeking to gain superiority over the other side and thereby 
.sturbing the delicate and treacherous balance of terror, and 

EREAS the Council of Bishops of our UMC has unanimously denounced the 
clear arms race and the General Conference of our church has in the 
>cial Principles condemned the production, possession, and use of nuclear 

: IT RESOLVED that the North Carolina Conference of the UMC urge the 
lited States Government to negotiate with the Soviet Union a bi-lateral 
eduction of nuclear war heads to the lowest possible level." 

Bruce Pate 





1 . We recommend tnat tne expense account of the Board of Pensions and such 
independent consultation expense necessary during 1984 be paid from 
funcs designated as Administrative Expense in the Board of Pensions 

2. Pension Funding Crusade 

The Pension Funding Crusade has provided the Board of Pensions with 
the ability to make significant increases in the past service benefits 
of our retired ministers and their families. After setting a goal of $3 
million to lift the per service year rate by about $24.00, the Crusade 
has actually received funds of $3-5 million. During the same period, 
the conversion of the pension program following the action of the 1980 
General Conference to a new defined contribution method essentially 
"froze" the liability of the North Carolina Conference for service 
rendered through the end of 1981. The unfunded liability created by 
this action will be retired overa forty year period requiring less 
capital funding to increase the rate of benefits. 

The stated purpose of the Pension Funding Crusade was to increase 
the rate of past service benefits, and all funds received during the 
Crusade have been directed to this end. The Board of Pensions has 
established a Pension Reserve Fund to include funds from the Pension 
Funding Crusade receipts received too late to be included in benefit 
calculations for 1983 and further contributions from churches still 
remitting funds to the Crusade. It is our recommendation tha this 
Pension Reserve Fund be used solely to increase the past service 

3. Statement of earnings from Methodist Foundation, Inc.: 

Earnings credited to the Board of Pensions from funds invested in 
Methodist Foundation, Inc., in 1982: $686,554.49 

The percent earnings as of December 31, 1982, was 10.58% on Market 
Value. (Other portions of this report will be presented at the Annual 
Conference ) . 


The advent of the new Ministerial Pension Plan/Comprehensive : ; 
Protection Plan in the North Carolina Conference on January 1, 1982, came 
at tne end of a year-long period of study, deliberation, and education.; 
The Conference Board of Pensions, together with Bishop Cannon, the Cabinet,; 
and the Council on Finance and Administration, spent a number of hours 1 
looking at the various options that the new pension plan provided. The end 
result of those discussions was presented to and adopted by the 1981 
Session of the North Carolina Conference. 

During the summer and early fall of 1981, a number of meetings were 
held in each district to better inform members of the Administrative BoardSi 
of the financial requirements for the new program as their charges were 
building their budget for 1982. Charge Conferences held during the fall o! 
1982 revealed careful planning and a very sympathetic response from the 
charges to the new plan. 

Much anticipation filled the month of January 1982, as the net 
billings were sent to the charges. A great sense of accomplishment was 
realized at the end of the month, however, when the report revealed that 
less than 25 charges failed to remit their full monthly responsibility; 
The report for the entire year, however, was even better as only si] 
charges received any supplementation from the Pension Support Fund, and th«j 
total of this amount was only $2,191.37. The Board of Pensions hereb;, 
expresses its deep gratitude to the laity of the North Carolina Conference 
for its faithful support of this new method of providing the retirement 
benefits of their pastors. 

k Service Liability 

. Past service will continue to be paid on the defined benefit 

concept (per service year rate) for all service rendered to the 

North Carolina Conference through December 31, 1981. This plan is 

expected to continue until all persons with past service benefits 
and their surviving spouses have died. 

, Goal of defined benefits (per service year rate) has been defined 
in the Book oL Discipline for many years as \$ of the Conference 
Average Salary. 
Take Cash Income (salary plus utilities) i.e. $ 15,000.00 
Add Housing Allowance (20% of cash income) + 3,000.00 

$ 18,000.00 

Use this example for all full time Conference members. (Full, 
Associate, and Probationary) and derive the average. This becomes 
the Conference Average Salary. The 1983 CAS for the North 
Carolina Conference is $16,463-00. 

. The current rate is $152.00 per service year. Participation in the 
new Ministerial Pension Plan requires that an Annual Conference 
continue to increase its past service rate as the Conference 
Average Salary increases, to at least 0.9% to continue to 
participate fully in the new pension program. We propose that the 
past service rate for 1 98 3 be increased on July 1, 1983, to 
$164.00, and that this rate be established for 1984. Further 
increases will be presented to the Annual Conferences of the future 
as the Conference Average Salary increases. 

. To fund the past service rate with the General Board of Pensions 
will require an annual payment fo $1,132,239.00 for the next thirty 
years and an annual payment of $975,189.00 for an additional eight 
years . 

, 1983 Operating Budget (Revised) 

Annual Cost for Past Service Liability 

($152.00, 1/1-6/30/83; $164.00, 7/1-12/31/83) $1,132,239.00 

Insurance Program - Group Health 190,000.00 

Group Life 4,000.00 

Pension costs for ministers in Conference apptmts. 100,000.00 

Board of Pensions administration 7,500.00 

Pension Support Fund + 106,009.00 

$1 ,539,748.00 
Less: Methodist Foundation earnings (estimated) - 550.000.00 

1983 Conference Appropriation $ 989,748.00 

1984 Operating Budget (Revised) 

Annual Cost for Past Service Liability 

($164.00 rate) $1 ,132,239.00 

Insurance Program - Group Health 190,000.00 

Group Life 4,000.00 
Pension costs for ministers in Conference apptmts. 110,000.00 

Board of Pensions administration 7,500.00 

Pension Support Fund + 41,209.00 

$1 ,484,948.00 
Less: Methodist Foundation earnings (estimated) - 580,000.00 

Anticipated 1984 Conference Appropriation $ 904,948.00 

G. To increase any past service rate will always involve accepting an 
unfunded liability that must be satisfied by either a single cash 
payment, a series of planned payments, or a combination of both. 


II. Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) 

A. Service on and after January 1, 1982 will be funded on a new 
concept, called a defined contribution plan. This plan is 
basically deferred salary, and creates no unfunded liability 
because it builds an account of funds for a specific minister as 
his/ner salary is paid. 

B. Funding is basea on a percentage of Plan Compensation. Plan 
Compensation is calculated as follows: 

Take Cash Income (salary plus utilities) i.e. $15,000.00 and 
Add Housing Allowance (20% of cash income) + 3,000.00 and 

Plan Compensation will be $18,000.00 

1 .No travel funding is ever used in Plan Compensation calculations as this 
is considered by the General Board of Pensions to be an item of local 

2. The utility allowance of the pastor is not considered by the General 
Board of Pensions to be more than 10? of the total Cash Income, 
regardless of the amount set at the Charge Conference. 

3. For the 1982-1985 period, the funding formula will not include an amount 
for utilities. This means that only 90% of the Cash Income will be the 
base for Plan Compensation. 

4. Where a cash housing allowance is provided as a part of the compensation 
for an appointment or where the pastor chooses to live in housing other 
than the parsonage provided by the charge, the Housing Allowance in the 
Plan Compensation calculation shall be considered 20% of the Cash Income, 
regardless of the amount of the cash Housing Allowance. 

C. The Ministerial Pension Plan contribution from the local church is to be 
paid monthly to the Conference Treasurer for transmission to the General 
Board of Pensions. 

D. These contributions are place in tne individual minister's Church 
Account to be available for benefits when the minister becomes eligible 
for payment in the retired relationship. The following options are 
available at that time: 

1 .A life annuity with 100% to the surviving contingent annuitant. 
2. A life annuity with 75% to the surviving contingent annuitant. 
3- A life annuity with 50% to the surviving contingent annuitant. 
4. A single-life annuity with ten years certain. 
5. A single-life annuity with five years certain. 
6. A single-life, (no refund) annuity. 

E. Each minister who is eligible for benefits will be required to designate 
beneficiaries for the benefits he/she is qualified to receive. 

F. We recommend that the following schedule of participation in the 
Ministerial Pension Plan be adopted and implemented to bring the North 
Carolina Conference participants into the intended structure of the 
Ministerial Pension Plan: 

Year Salaries and Utilities MPP Percentage 

1983 90% 9% 

1984 90% 10% 

1985 90% 10% 

1986 100%» 10%« 

1987 100% 10% 

1988 100% 11% 

1989 100% 11% 

1990 100% 12%* 

•Steps indicated/required in the Pension Plan Document. 

Ill .Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) 

A. This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit, 
disability income, and funding for the peerage portion of the 
Ministerial Pension Plan. In addition to the provision of a death 


benefit for either the spouse or the surviving spouse of the minister, 
the comprehensive plan also includes educational benefits forthe 
children of a deceased minister. This part of the new plan is only 
available to those ministers serving full time. 

1 .Death benefits provide 150? of the Denominational Average Salary as 
the benefit paid on the death of an active minister through age 46, 
dropping on a graduated basis to 105$ at age 55, 70? at age 62, and 
20? upon retirement at any age. 

2. Disability payments are based on 40? of the Denominational Average 
Salary in effect at the time the minister is placed on disability. 

3. The peerage program provides for a contribution from the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan to the minister's Church Account of a 
sufficient amount to provide the minister with a total contribution 
for the year based on the Denominational Average Compensation. This 
would provide every minister in the North Carolina Conference under 
appointment to a full-time charge (Conference Member and Local 
Pastor) with an annual Church Account accumulation of 9? of Plan 
Compensation based on the Denominational Average Compensation. 

B.The cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan is a 4.1? contribution 
of actual Plan Compensation. The minister will be required to pay 1? 
of the 4.1? as provided in the Comprehensive Protection Plan, and the 
church or charge will pay the additional 3-1?. 

f. Minister's Personal Account 

A. The pension program provides that a minister who participates in the 
Ministerial Pension Plan shall contribute 3? of actual Plan 
Compensation annually to his/her Personal Account. 

B. These funds would be available in a lump sum or in a variety of other 
options when the minister reaches age 60, or may be left to accumulate 
as an additional amount for monthly pension benefits. 

C.The minister's personal account contributions can be made in one of 
three ways: 

1 .A tax-deferred annuity contribution. This option requires that the 
amount of the monthly contribution to the minister's personal 
account be withheld from his/her salary by the charge treasurer 
according to a signed agreement between the minister and the charge, 
and sent to the General Board of Pensions by the charge treasurer. 
The amount withheld should not be declared as income by the minister 
at the end of the year for either income tax or self-employment 
(Social Security) tax. The General Board of Pensions should be 
notified by the minister that he/she desires the contributions to be 
tax-deferred, and the monthly billing card should reflect that type 
of contribution. 

2. A personal tax-deductible contribution. This option allows the 
minister to send the monthly contribution from funds received from 
the charge treasurer. The General Board of Pensions presumes this 
type of contribution to be the minister's preference unless they are 
notified otherwise. This type of contribution can be deducted from 
the minister's income for income tax purposes on the line for 
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contributions. 

3. A personal tax-paid contribution. This option also allows the 
minister to send the monthly contribution from funds received from 
the charge treasurer, but he/she must inform the General Board of 
Pensions that the contributions are so intended. The advantage of 
this type of contribution is that you may remove all such 
contributions at a later time without having to pay further taxes. 
Interest earned by such contributions is, however, taxable. 

Implementation of the Program 

The benefit program adopted by your Conference Board of Pensions seeks 
o provide a wider range of support for the minister's family through death 
enefits for every member of the family, disability income for the minister 
.n time of great stress, educational benefits for children of deceased 
linisters, minimum annuity benefits for surviving spouses, and the build-up 


of contributions to the Church Account of those ministers whose 
compensation is below the Denominational Average Salary. 

A. Costs of the past service pension program will be transmitted to the 
local charge through the Outreach Ministries - Fair Share 
Apportionment. We request the Council on Finance and Administration 
to include the following amount in the 1984 Outreach Ministries 
Fair Share Budget for use in 1985: 

Annual Cost of Past Service Liability $ 1,290,000.00 

($180.00 rate) 

Insurance Program - Group Health 190,000.00 

Group Life 4,000.00 
Pension costs for ministers in Conference 

appointments 120,000.00 

Board of Pensions administration 7,500.00 

Pension Support Fund 23, 448 .00 

1 ,634,948.00 

Methodist Foundation earnings $580,000.00 
Pension Reserve Fund 150 , 000 .00 

$730,000.00 - 7^0,000.00 
Amount requested to be raised in 1984 for use in 1985-$904 ,948 .00 
The budget request for 1984 is the same as is being raised in 1983. 

B. Costs of the Ministerial Pension Plan/Comprehensive Protection Plam 
will be borne by the local charge as an item of ministerial support' 
according to the Plan Compensation of the minister and the category 
of the charge. 

Full Time (Conference Member/Local Pastor) — 13.1? of Plan 


Student (Conference Member/Local Pastor) — 10? of Plan Compensation. 

Less than Full Time (Conference Member/Local Pastor) — 10? of salary. 

Interim or Retired Supply-- no pension responsibility. 

C. Monthly payments from the local charge for the Ministerial Pension 
Plan and Comprehensive Protection Plan MUST be paid to the Conference 
Treasurer monthly so the Conference Treasurer can make his monthly 
payment to tne General Board of Pensions as required by the Plan. 
Failure of the local charge to make these monthly payments will 
jeapordize their minister's participation in the Plan and diminish 
his/her future benefits. 

D. The minister will make regular payments to the Conference Treasurer 
for his/her portion (1?) of the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

E. The minister will make regular payments to the General Board of 
Pensions for his/her Personal Account (3?K 

VI. Summary 

It is obvious that there has been a great improvement in the benefits 
currently being received by our retired families. The per service year 
rate has increased from $82.00 per service year in 1978 to the present 
$152.00 yearly rate for 1983- A minister retiring this year with forty 
years of pension credit will receive a monthly benefit of $506.66, compared 
with $273-33 in 1978. The increase to the $164.00 on July 1 will bring the 
monthly benefit for that same minister to $546.66. This is a 100? increase 
in a six year period! 

Our constant aim is to provide our retired families with their needs 
for an adequate income to purchase essentials for living as well as to 
insure adequate care in case of illness. To these ends our recommendations 
are directed, and their satisfaction is found in the acceptance of the 
North Carolina Conference and its membership. 


Internal Revenue Service Document No. 5045 (10-67) declares: 

"Rental Value of Home furnished a Clergyman, and costs of utilities 

paid for him, as part of his compensation for carrying out his duties as a 
Clergyman, are not income to him, if he is duly ordained, licensed, or 
commissioned. " 

"A Rental Allowance paid to a Clergyman, paid as part of his 
compensation, is not income to the extent he used it, in the year received, 
to provide a home, or pay utilities for a home furnished to him. However, 
the church, or organization which employs him must have officially 
designated the payment as a Rental Allowance before the payment is made." 

"The above rules are also applicable to retired Clergymen where a 
rent-free home or rental allowance is furnished him in recognition of past 
(service in carrying out his duties as a Clergyman." 

A revised ruling, 63, 156, 163-2CB 79 states: 

"... the rental value of the home furnished to a retired minister as 
part of his compensation for services is excludable from his gross income 
under Section 107 11) of the Code. Also, the rental allowance paid to him 
as part of nis compensation for past services is excludable under Section 
M07 (2) of the Code, to the extent used by him for expenses directly 
related to providing a home." 

(See Code Section 107, Reg. 1.107. 1-113-01) 

These rulings have provided the opportunity in the past for our 

retired ministers to exclude a portion of their retirement income from the 

pension plan of the Annual Conference. Each year a specific amount was set 
•by resolution adopted by the Annual Conference. 

On May 29, 1981, the Internal Revenue Service provided a private 
■ruling for the North Carolina Conference to allow the Board of Pensions "to 
designate up to 100% of tne pension paid to a retired, ordained minister 
who is a member of your organization (North Carolina Conference) as 'rental 
'allowance . ' " 

This new ruling provides the opportunity for each retired minister to 
deduct from his/her pension the actual amount spent for housing up to the 
full amount of the pension received. Items deductable include rent, 
■mortgage payments, or a fair rental value of the home (including 
(furnishings and appurtenances) as it would apply to the individual retired 
'minister. Also deductable would be taxes, insurance, utilites, and 
'repairs . 

This benefit is only applicable to the income of a retired minister. 
It does not belong to a surviving spouse of a minister. This is not a 
'ruling of the North Carolina Conference; it is a matter of the Internal 
Revenue Code specifying the fact that it applies only to the retired 

Therefore, the following resolution is presented to the North Carolina 
Conference of The United Methodist Church, meeting in Fayetteville , North 
Carolina, on June 6, 1983: 

Whereas, The United Methodist Church has a tradition of providing 
housing (a parsonage) for its ministers, or in instances where no parsonage 
is owned by the charge a housing allowance; and 

Whereas, Retired Ministers of the North Carolina Conference are 
'entitled to the same privil'eges as those in the Effective Relationship; and 

Whereas, the most practical method of providing housing for the 
Retired Ministers is by means of a Rental Allowance: 

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that 100% of the benefits paid to each 
Retired Minister be set as a fair and reasonable Rental Allowance for each 
Retired Minister of this Annual Conference for 1983 and succeeding years. 
The Rental Allowance is specifically designated as compensation to the 
minister for the cost of renting or providing housing for the minister and 
nis/her family and those costs related thereto, pursuant to the Code as 
stated in Document 5045 (10-67) and affirmed by a private ruling of the 
Internal Revenue Service dated May 29, 1981 (Index Nos. 0107.00-00 and 

The Board of Pensions emphasizes that the Retired Minister who uses 


tnis Rental Allowance must be able to furnish proof that he/she made 
expenditures in the amounts claimed. If the full 1005& cannot be 
substantiated as expenditures, then claim should only be made for those 
amounts which can be verified. 

Information from the Social Security Administration and the General 
Board of Pensions states that retired ministers should not file a 
self-employment schedule in their annual tax return for funds received as 
pension payments from the Annual Conference or the Duke Endowment as these 
are not payments for employment during the calendar year for which the 
taxes were being filed. Although they are categorized as "deferred salary" 
in the terminology of the pension program, they are considered by the 
Social Security Administration to be retirement benefits, and are, 
tnerefore, not subject to self-employment tax. 

Further, the Board of Pensions absolves itself of any responsibility 

in the event the Internal Revenue Service disallows any Rental Allowance 


Pension for further study) 

The call to be an ordained minister is a privilege that comes to few 
people. To be called to be an Ordained United Methodist Minister is to 
accept exceptional responsibilities and opportunities in ministry and at 
the same time to receive excellent benefits. Tenure, as an ordained 
minister in The United Methodist Church, makes possible a kind of security 
available to few other professions. Among the benefits provided by the 
North Carolina Conference in our tenure system are a guaranteed appointment 
which will pay at least the minimum salary, a parsonage that is mostly 
furnished, participation in a pension program upon retirement that is paid 
by the charge, medical and term life insurance, and the opportunity to 
participate in the Conference Brotherhood and the Minister's Retirement 

The benefits of the North Carolina Conference should not be regarded 
as an inducement to attract into our ministry who may not be able to uphold 
the high standards and ideals of the Christian ministry that we cherish. 
Neither do we intend these benefits to cause a person to continue in 
ministry even though he/she desires to use his/her talents and energies in 
another vocation. 

We recognize that from time to time there are those who do desire to 
separate themselves from membership in our Conference and do other work. 
This separation does not cause any loss of the pension benefits that have 
already accrued to that individual. Severance Pay is understood as a 
transitional fund. Also opportunity is provided for the minister to 
convert his/her present insurance program to private policies without 
incurring waiting periods for benefits. 

The Board of Pensions makes the following recommendations: 

1 . Severance pay is a fund paid to a minister who is no longer eligible to 
be appointed either by action of the Cabinet or the Board of Ordained 
Ministry and approved at the Executive Session of the Annual Conference. 

2. Severance payments are to be made only one time in any minister's career 
in this Conference. 

3. Severance pay shall be based on the years of approved pension credit in 
the North Carolina Conference only. Payment shall be made on the basis 
of two-thirds the per service year rate, multiplied by the years of 
approved pension credit in the North Carolina Conference provided that 
the person is not eligible for retirement benefits immediately. The 
total amount of this severance pay shall be divided into six equal 
monthly payments. 

4. Ministers whose itinerant relationship with the North Carolina 
Conference is ended in the processes indicated will not qualify for 
severance pay: 

a. Leave of Absence, Paragraph 444, 1980 Book of Discipline . 

b. Maternity/Paternity Leave, Paragraph 445. 

c. Involuntary Retirement, Paragraph 4 47-3- 

d. Discontinuation as a Probationary Member, Paragraph 448.1. 

e. Honorable Location, Paragraph 448.2. 

f. Withdrawl to unite with another denomination, Paragraph 448.3- 

g. Surrender of Ministerial Office, Paragraph 448.4. 

h. Withdrawl under complaints or charges, Paragraph 448.5. 

i. Withdrawl between Conferences, Paragraph 448.6. 

j. Involuntary Termination, Paragraph 449. 

k. Those who served as a Student Local Pastor and leave our Conference 

to go to another Conference. 
1. Retirement with twenty years under appointment (Paragraph 447.2a), 

thirty-seven years under appointment (Paragraph 447.2b), or 

mandatory retirement (Paragraph 447.1). 
m. Persons in appointments beyond the local church. 

Should an unusual or exceptional situation occur, whereby in what seems 
to be in the best interest of either the charge or the minister, the 
minister's appointment should be terminated for whatever reason by the 
Cabinet, the Bishop, the District Superintendent in whose district the 
minister is appointed, and the president of the Cabinet shall meet with 
the Executive Committee of the Board of Pensions to apprise the 
Executive Committee of the reasons for the Cabinet's decision. The 
Executive Committee of the Board of Pensions shall be empowered to deal 
with this special situation in a manner compatible with the spirit of 
this recommendation and that will serve the best interest of the 

Norwood L. Jones, Chairperson 
Lexie L. Ray, Vice Chairperson 
Amos H. Stone, Secretary 

William W. Sherman, Jr., Associate Director/Ministerial Relations 

June 6, 1983 

The Nortn Carolina Conference 

Congratulations on completing a task and indicating that we have the 
.bility to pull together for a cause we believe in. Continuing response 
md determination to complete commitments necessitate this final report on 
;he Pension Funding Crusade. 

It all began five years ago when we voted to undertake to raise 
£3, 000, 000 to help with pensions. Almost everyone attending this 
onference session was involved. 

The final report indicates 89.5 percent of the Fair Share Goals have 
Deen paid ($3,501,308). Because the costs of the Crusade were less than 
inticipated, it has been possible to use $3,300,000 to raise the per 

ervice year rate for those retired ministers, widows, and dependent 
children. That means that we have gone $300,000 over the goal set by the 

978 Conference. 

On behalf of the Crusade Committee, the recipients, and the Annual 
lonference, I express gratitude to each of you who have made this possible. 

Warmly , 

Wallace H. Kirby 


Pension Crusade Committee 



J.K. Bostick, Secretary - Treasurer 

The Following Calls have been paid since January 1, 1982 

Call No. 298 Orville W. Watson $ 3,000.00 

Call No. 299 Paul Carruth 3,000.00 

In June 1982 the Benefits were raisea to $ 3,200.00 

Call No. 300 S. J. Starnes 3,200.00 

Call No. 301 B. B. Slaughter 3,200.00 

Call No. 302 R. G. Dawson 3,200.00 

Call No. 303 L. C. Vereen 3,200.00 

Call No. 304 W. C. Wilson 3,200.00 

Call No. 305 W. A. Tew 3,200.00 

Total $ 25,200.00 

Financial Statement 

Balance on hand December 31, 1981 (Checking) $ 3,068.10 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Company (Money Market)... 15,987-93 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Company (Money Market)... 10,000.00 

Invested in Home Federal Savings and Loan (Pass Book) 6,783-76 

Received from Interest 3,937-29 

Received from Payment of Calls 26,709-15 

Total $ 66,486.23 


Payments to Beneficiaries $ 25,200.00 

Office Expense 970.00 

Postage 406.33 

Check Returned by Bank (No. Funds). 20.00 

Total $ 26,596.33 

Balance on Hand December 31, 1982 (Checking) 4,380.92 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 15,987-93 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 13,000.00 

Invested in Home Federal Savings and Loan (Pass Book) 6,521.05 

Total $ 66,486.23 

The Following Calls have been paid since January 1, 1983 

Call No. 306 H. R. Ashmore $ 3,200.00 

Call No. 307 Walter C. Ball 3,200.00 



Financial Statement 

Balance on hano December 31, 1982 (Checking) $ 4,380.92 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 15,987.93 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 13,000.00 

Invested in Home Federal Savings and Loan (Pass Book) 6,521.05 

Received from Interest 1,160.16 

Received from Calls 7 ,645.20 

Total $ 48,695.26 


Payments to Beneficiaries $ 6,400.00 

Office Expense 285.00 

Postage 87.50 

Total $ 6,772.80 

Balance on hand June 3, 1983 (Checking) 5,253-32 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 15,987-93 

Invested in Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. (Money Market) 13,000.00 

Invested in Home Federal Savings and Loan (Pass Book) 7,681.21 


North Carolina Conference Brotherhood Officers; 

President: J. Don Phillips 
Vice President: Murry L. DeHart, Jr. 
Secretary-Treasurer: J. K. Bostick 
Trustees: 1985: Wilbur Teachey, R. Bruce Pate 
1987: Ralph I. Epps, Rachel T. Moser 
1989: David Grisson, Robert Bundy 


Report I (Adopted) 

Group Term Life Insurance 

The group term program continues to be successful. Action of the 
Annual Conference last year by which the premiums of all retired ministers 
are paid has been met with a favorable response. 

We recommend that our policy with Fidelity and Guaranty Life Insurance 
Company be continued, for the same amount: 

$11,500 for active ministers 

$ 5,750 for retired ministers under 72 who retired after January 1, 

$ 5,000 for retired ministers who retired prior to January 1, 1978 
$ 1,000 for retired ministers over 72 
$ 1,000 for spouse and each dependent child 

and that the rates for each category of ministers be continued at the same 
cost per $1,000 as prevailed in 1980. 

The following claims have been paid during the year: 

Frank Salmon $ 1 1 ,500 

Paul Carruth $ 11 ,500 


Orville Watson $ 11 ,500 

Grady Dawson $ 1 ,000 

Alton Tew $ 1 ,000 

J.C. Dunn $ 5,750 

Ed Batchelor $ 1 1 ,500 

Report II 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance (Plan Two Adopted) 

In October 1982, the projected rate increase of 30.67? of Blue Cross 

Blue Shield of North Carolina caused a great deal of concern. The Cabinet 

and Division of Health and Welfare requested that the medical insurance be 

put out for competitive bids with Gray and Hutchinson Associates. 
Specifications for two plans were drawn up. 

Plan One. Continue the present plan with $25 deductible. 

Plan Two. Continue same benefits with $100 deductible. 

Bids were sent to the following companies: 

Aetna Life Insurance Company 

Prudential Life Insurance Company 

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 

Durham Life Insurance Company 

Pilot Life Insurance Company 

Connecticut General Life Insurance Company 

Equitable Life Insurance Company 

Travelers Insurance Company 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina 

Provident Life and Accident 

and three agencies: 

Businessman's Assurance 
Hayes Perry 
Overman Insurance 

Only Travelers, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Provident Life and Accident 
responded to the bids. Travelers premium costs were greater than those 
proposed by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Provident proposal essentially 
dealt with the conference being self insured. The liability rider exceeds 
funds currently available for benefits. This proposal did not seem 
feasible . 

Our studies reveal that the best interest of our ministers and 
families will be best served by continuing our medical insurance with Blue 
Cross Blue Shield. The cost of medical insurance is always a concern. The 
insurance committee conscientiously seeks to give the best health care 
insurance ana not burden the church/charge with excessive cost. Therefore 
the insurance committee requests approval of the Annual Conference to 
negotiate with Blue Cross Blue Shield on this basis. Negotiations will be 
on one of the following options: 

1 . Should cost be kept down so that proposed increase in premiums 
would be small. We would continue with same premium payment 
arrangements we now have. 

2. Same benefits but increase the ministers percentage of premium 
payments up to twenty five per cent of premium cost. 

3. To increase the deductible to $100 for each family member with 80? 
of cost up to $500 paid by Blue Cross Blue Shield and 100? above 
$500 of Usual, Customary and Reasonable charges. 

We commend our churches for providing this health care for the 
ministers and their families. We are appreciative to the ministers and 
their families for their cooperation in helping to keep the cost under 

Respectfully submitted, 
Norwood Jones, Chairman 
Thomas E. Loftis, Secretary 



The Board of the Laity sponsors programs that train lay persons for 
Iheir unique responsibility in carrying out the mission of the Christian 

^STRICT LAY RALLIES were held each of the twelve districts with an 
kttendance of over 7,500. The formats of the rallies varied. Each 
• istrict selected a Lay Person of the Year, emphasized scholarships, 

^cognized outstanding students and consecrated lay speakers. The Board of 

aity recommends that in 1984 the District Lay Rallies promote the 

icentennial emphasis. 

JANUARY WORKSHOPS were held in each of the twelve districts with an 
Ibtendance of 3,7^3, the largest ever. The courses emphasized leadership 
Iraining in the Work Areas. A new course was offered for lay members of 
S'-inual Conference which highlighted their responsibilities and dealt with 
■he structure and work of the Annual Conference. 

! AY SPEAKER TRAINING remains a priority of the Board. Both basic and 
llvanced courses were offered either on the district level or at Conference 
immer School. Two hundred and twenty-four lay speakers were consecrated. 
Ipe Lay Speaker program is designed to increase the knowledge and skill of 
lie lay leadership in our churches and can have a great impact on the 
llnited Methodist Church in eastern North Carolina. Some districts have 
i Drmed District Lay Councils. 

A book of resumes on persons who could be considered for election as 
^legates to General and Jurisdictional Conference was prepared and mailed 
lb the lay members of Annual Conference. The purpose of the book is to 
»cquaint the lay members with some individuals who can serve in this 
fapacity . 

INFERENCE SUMMER SCHOOL continues to be the major training experience for 
,ay persons in the church. Seven hundred and forty-four persons attended 
the 1982 session where 12 courses were offered. Participation in this 
Uent gives a broader perspective to the mission of the church. The 1983 
chool will be held August 5 through August 10 at Methodist College. We 
«?ge your support of this enriching experience. 

Catherine Vick 


The Commission on Religion and Race wishes to remind members of the 
nnual Conference that the Conference voted in 1980 and 1982 to require 
ffirmative action programs within the boards, commissions, and agencies of 
he Conference and that other efforts be taken to ensure racial 

An affirmative action program is a commitment to racial inclusiveness 
ccording to which an agency agrees regularly and systematically to review 
thnic minority participation and representation at the levels of 
dministration, membership and service. 

An affirmative action program will set inclusion objectives and 
evelop plans to reach those objectives. 

To accomplish these ends within the agencies of the Conference, we 
ontinue to recommend: 

1 . That every conference agency be required to adopt an affirmative 
ction program appropriate to its responsibilities and circumstances; 

2. That every district be required to have on the DCOM a Coordinator 
f Religion and Race; 

3. That every conference board and agency and the Cabinet be required 
o elect, along with other quadrennial officers a Coordinator of Religion 

ind Race whose responsibilities it shall be to lead the board, agency, or 
he Cabinet in the development and implementation of an affirmative action 


Minority Empowerment Workshop at St. Andrews College: 

Prooably the most significant workshop sponsored by the Commission was] 
held in September of 1982. It gave Black and Native American caucuses an* 
opportunity to express to White coordinators of Religion and Race why they' 
feel powerless in the boards and commissions of the Annual Conference.; 
Both minority groups feel that the boards and commissions on which theyi 
serve do not pay appropriate attention to what they say. They feel thatl 
they do not make a difference and that they might as well stay at home 
more often than not. 

A list of seven objectives were agreed upon to encourage minorities to 1 
be more assertive. These are available from the Methodist Building. 
Ethnic Minority Representation: 

At present the representation of minorities on conference boards and.l 
commissions is significantly down from 1981; 25 Blacks and 15 Native- 
Americans out of a total agency membership of 655. 

In addition, according to the 1982 Conference Journal , the membership! 
of our churches totaled 206,732 Whites (a gain of 526 over 1980), 4 , 057 i 
Blacks (a gain of 199 over 1980), and 2,010 Native Americans (a gain of 191 i 
over 1980). Also, 1,747 Black were attending Sunday School on an average,) 
and 1,131 Native Americans were doing so. 
Aid to Minorities: 

Your Conference Commission regularly provides scholarships and I 
expenses to minorities in order to guarantee interracial participation ir. I 
such programs as the Washington-New York Study Tour. We also spent $400 on 
scholarships to the National Youth Black Methodist for Church Renewall 
Conference and $400. on a more recent BMCR meeting in Los Angeles. We 
budget $500. for districts which wish to hold a workshop on racism. 

We monitor th number of minorities in our colleges, retirement homes,' 
and children's homes. We also review the three projects in our conference' 
area that are funded by the general Commission on Religion and Race. These' 
are "Sampson County Community Housing" in Clinton: $7,000; "Dobbins 
Heights Community Incorporation" near Hamlet: $7,500; and "Native Americaal 
Youth Programs" in Pembroke: $4,250. 

We provide training at the January Workshops in all districts and 
encourage support of the Quadrennial Missional Priority Fund which is only 
slightly ahead of last year in spite of last fall's EMLC Rally. We support 
the Human Relations Day offering which is behind last year's total. 

We have held two annual meetings at ethnic minority local churches: 
St. John's in Goldsboro, and Asbury Temple in Durham. At St. John's we 
lifted up the need for new ethnic churches. In Durham we prepared a 
resolution in support of the election of an ethnic minority bishop from our 

Submitted by Rev. Charles D. Myers, Chp. 

Mr. Chairman, Members of Conference, and Guests, the mandate of your 
Commission on Religion and Race is to report to the Conference on racial 
inclusiveness in the institutions and structures of our Conference. 

I am happy to report that one of the examples of inclusiveness was> 
seen on Sunday afternoon here at Conference when many of the Native 
Americans asserted their desire that one of their members be appointed a 
district superintendent and that the Conference support and affirm their] 
request . 

The history of racial inclusiveness in our Conference is a dramatic' 
and progressive history. Please forgive me if I omit significant eventsjj 
but the following are the events that are most memorable to me. 

First, if you will turn with me to the title page of the 1982 Journal 
you will find that our Conference is successor to the "Eastern District, 
North Carolina-Virginia Conference of the Central Jurisdiction." ThatJ 
great conference deserves a date. The date we should put after that 
conference is the year 1968, the year of merger. Many of us are not aware] 
that the formation of the United Methodist Church involved not only the 
Methodist Church merging with the Evangelical United Brethren, but also the! 
merger of Black central conferences and jurisdictions with largely White 
ones. The emblem of our church has two red flames representing the merger 
of the two denominations. I have always fancied that the black color of thej 
cross represents the central conferences. 

All Progress in inclusiveness did not begin in 1968. Most important! 
was tne founding of our two new colleges in 1956. They along with 
Louisburg College have ministered to the needs of increasing numbers of 
botn Blacks, Native Americans, and other minorities. The Children's Homd 
especially today has reorganized itself to meet their special needs. 


The next date I lift up is 1972 when at that great Conference at Duke 
liversity our beloved Bishop Cannon presided over the creation of the 
jckingham District and appointed our first Black district superintendent, 
Reverend James H. McCallum to the Sanford District. He had been a 
Lstrict superintendent in the Central Jurisdiction. A year later the 
Lrst Native American, the Reverend Simeon Cummings was brought to the 
jthodist Building as Director of Outreach Ministries. 

Over the years we have seen projects to benefit ethnic churches. We 
smember the Fund for Reconciliation . Then came the Black College Fund 
ch our churches have worked hard to understand, appreciate, ana support. 
dw we have the Ethnic Minority Local Church Missional Priority. Your 
articipation in this Quadrennial Emphasis of the whole denomination has 
gen gratifying and will no doubt continue in the next quadrennium. 

Along the way various organizations, expecially the United Methodist 
men, have provided mind-changing and action-changing workshops on racism, 
personally benefited from a workshop sponsored by our women at Camp 
lestnut Ridge years ago where Dr. Woodie White, the present General 
cretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race, confronted my 
acism. we also note with pride that the Director of the Conference Summer 
hool this years is a Black lay person, Mrs. Harriett Wright. 

In 1975 another landmark decision was made with the appointment of the 
jvereno Dr. Joseph Bethea to the Rockingham District. Now I understand 
lat he will be going to the Methodist Building to serve in a place of 
'nportance ana visibility not only to us but to the whole Southeastern 
jrisdiction in which we want to excel. 

Without further ado I present you a "Resolution on Inclusiveness in 

iscopal Elections." It is found on page 41 on The Conference Program . A 

milar resolution is being introduced in most of the conferences of the 

putheastern Jurisdiction. The purpose of this resolution is to pave the 

ay to the next milestone in racial inclusiveness for our area — the 

Lection of a Black bisnop. Our Southeastern Jurisdiction is the only one 

(Lthin the denomination which has not elected a minority person. The time 

as come for this to happen in our Bicentennial Year, 1984. 

Now, I read this resolution and move that it be adopted. 

Bishop Cannon, in conclusion, the Commission on Religion ana Race 

ashes to recognize one who inaividually personalizes the progress of love 

d justice in our Conference. This should have been his most triumphant 

nference of the 41 conferences he has attended, but unfortunately he has 

ffered a mild stroke and has not yet come out of Rex Hospital to his home 

Fayetteville. I refer to none other than to our beloved James Hector 

sCallum for whom this Commission is presenting a plaque of appreciation 

r his service to our Commission and to inclusive Methodism as a whole. 

»lac" is retiring, but not from influence and service. We all love him. 


lereas, The Commission on Religion and Race of the North Carolina 

>nference, in fulfilling its mandate, feels it is imperative that we 

Iddress the issue of inclusiveness and its relationship to the role and 
anction of the office of bishop; and, 

iiereas, we believe if we are to become a truly inclusive United Methodist 
ihurch, the prophetic, pastoral, and symbolic role of the episcopacy must 
p evident, active, and visible; and 

ihereas. The Southeastern Jurisdiction includes the largest number of 
inorities within The United Methodist Church; and , 

hereas, since merger in 1968 the Southeastern Jurisdiction has elected 
en persons to the office of bishop without electing a minority; and, 

Ihereas, our Jurisdiction is the only one within the United Methodist 
hurch that has not elected a minority to the office of bishop; 

herefore, Be It Resolved, That every nominee/candidate for election to the 
iscopacy demonstrate a clear commitment to use the power of the office of 
ishop to promote and support those actions and activities that will make 
nclusiveness a living reality; and, 

e It Further Resolved, that the North Carolina Conference encourage the 
^legates who are elected to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference to 
i committed to the election of an Ethnic Minority person to the office of 

ishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction in 1984. 




MARCH 4th and 5th, 1983 

This report includes a working definition of open itineracy; 
summation of the committee's work thus far in the quadrennium; "Two Ideas", 
a statement from the General Commission on Religion and Race on Ope 
Itineracy and the Ethnic Minority Local Church Missional Priority; and 
projection of our work during the remainder of the quadrennium. 

The 1980 Book q£ Discipline of the United Methodist Church (Paragrap 
527.1) states that "Appointments are to be made ... without regard to race| 
ethnic origin, sex, or color, consistent with the commitment to an ope 
itineracy". The General Commission on Religion and Race, in it 
organizational meeting for this quadrennium, adopted a stance on ope 
itineracy and its process with the following as the proposed direction an 

By open itineracy we mean that as a matter of policy and practice d, 
the Bishop and Cabinet, all options for appointment are equall. 
available to all ministerial members; i.e., no option for appoint-men'i 
shall be denied any ministerial member because of his or her race. 

In its organizational meeting in September, 1980, the SEJ Task Groui 
on Religion and Race established Open Itineracy as one of the committee.* 
through which it would pursue its tasks. The Committee has the assignment 
of developing strategies and making recommendations to the Cabinets of the 
various Conferences regarding the implementation of an open itinerac; 
process. We began our work by asking each Bishop of the SEJ for ; 
statement concerning any policy or position adopted in the episcopal are* 
on open itineracy. We also asked each Bishop for a listing of past 
current and prospective appointments across racial lines. We reporte< 
earlier that 8 Bishops responded. Four indicated that their conferences 
have adopted policies of open itineracy. Three others indicated that opei 
itineracy is the policy of their Cabinets. All eight affirm it as theii 
personal position. The appointment of White pastors to ethnic minorit] 
churches is not new nor strange in the United Methodist Church. What i: 
crucial in the achievement of an open itineracy is the appointment ol 
ethnic minority pastors to White churches. Churches in transition cannol 
be cited as authentic open itineracy. We find that instances of authentii 
open itineracy, in the crucial sense of the term, has been achieved in th< 
Virginia, Holston and Florida Conferences. If there are others, they hav< 
not been brought to our attention. 

This Committee affirms the position of the 1980 Book 01 Djsciplin< 
(Paragraph 422) that 

When in full connection refuse to be appointed "as the appointive 
authority may determine", the covenant is broken. When the appointivi 
system, by policy or practice, limits the options for appointment of an; 
member in full connection because of race, ethnic origin, sex or color, th' 
covenant is broken. The privileges which the Church offers its Whit' 
ministerial members must not be denied its ethnic minority ministeria 

The following statement speaks to those who think that the pursuit o 
open itineracy and strengthening and developing ethnic minority loca 
churches might be in conflict. It was adopted by the General Commission o 
Religion and Race in 1981 . 

Two Ideas: Open Itineracy and the Ethnic Minority 
Local Church Missional Priority 

The Challenge: The ethnic minority community has learned to be cautiou 
about programs and plans that are structured to move toward integration 
Experience has, upon occasion, demonstrated that a few ethnic minorit 
persons (frequently persons with superior gifts) have been accepted an 


ken assimilated into the non-ethnic community, never to be heard from 
£ain by the ethnic minority community. 

Open Itineracy for some ethnic minorities has been viewed as a 
i r sempowering effort. Persons who hold this view believe the only viable 
Irategy /activity/effort for ethnic minorities in United Methodism is the 
Irengthenin of the ethnic minority local church and other ethnic 
hstitutions . Empowerment, for them, is the one and only worthwhile 
!ideavor that ethnic minorities and not-ethnics can share. 

The General Commission on Religion and Race believes it is possible 
■id necessary for United Methodism to pursue both open itineracy and 
apowerment. In a multi-ethnic society or institution, true empowerment 
;»es not occur in isolation or separately. Our faith, theology and 
frciology undergird this position. 

jbme Basic Assumptions 

, Cross-racial appointments (ethnic minorities in non-ethnic situations) 

ust never isolate ethnic minority persons from the needs and problems of 

jie ethnic minority community. 

' It is assumed that an ethnic minority person, wherever he/she serves 

Lll consistently identify with the agenda of the ethnic community and 

[lterpret that agenda to his or her faith community. 

L Ethnic churches, to be authentically strong within the framework of 

liited Methoaism, must be active within the community and within the 

•inomination. The resources of the denomination, when shared with the 

*hnic minority community through indigenous churches with indigenous 

;;adership, is a key to empowerment. 

i. Inclusiveness (open itineracy) and Empowerment (Ethnic Minority Local 

liurch Missional Priority) occur wnen we acknowledge and act on the idea 

jlat these words must be in the vocabulary and on the action agenda of 

fery United Methodist. 

pe Vision: We look forward to a United Methodist Church that recognizes 
fie gifts and abilities of all of its ministers, and makes appointments to 
{lurches and other ministries with this in mind. We believe that to 
Ihieve authentic open itineracy, particular attention must be given to the 
.fts and abilities of ethnic minority ministers that enable them to 
^ovide effective ministry in any setting the Church can provide. 

We look forward to an ethnic minority local church that is strong and 
ffective as it ministers to the particular spiritual and social needs of 
he ethnic minority community. Its strength will come from the leadership 
lid resources that the denomination must provide for the ethnic minority 
leal church. 

We call upon Bishops, District Superintendents, Lay Leadership and 
inference Staff to rededicate themselves to the building of strong ethnic 
Inority local churches and a working open itineracy system in every 
[inference in the United Methodist Church. We believe these two ideas 
implement each other and are essential to the growth and witness of the 
nited Methodist Church. We are convinced that if the United Methodist is 
p be a Church for all people, we must work with equal vigor to make 
pipowerment and inclusiveness living realities. 

It is the plan of this committee to list every instance of authentic 
en itineracy in the SEJ in the current appointment year and to update 
lat list in the next appointment year. We will be in contact again with 
lie Bishops of the SEJ to ascertain what progress has been made during the 
ladrennium toward the practice of open itineracy in their episcopal areas, 
.nally, we hope to propose a step-by-step plan to open itineracy that can 
recommended to the 1984 SEJ Conference for implementation in every 
inual Conference of the Jurisdiction. 

Joseph B. Bethea, Chairperson 

Samuel E. NeSmith, Secretary 

H. B. Hauk, Jr. 

Danny Williams 

A. C. Epps 

Willis Goodwin 

Ben Sawada 

Fred Burney, Sr. 



THANKS: The report from the N. C. Conf erence/COSROW begins witn specia] 
appreciation to Beanie Kelly and Ernest Porter for the important supporl 
and excellent leadership they have given to the work of the commission 01 
tne development and the implementation of the goals for 1 982- * 83 • 

Itineracy, an emphasis in the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee/ Januar; 
Workshops. The consensus of these workshops was that the major problem thi 
churches have in the acceptance of the appointment of women as ministers i: 
fear: the fear of the unknown and fear that the appointment of a womai 
would negatively affect the attendance and the financial giving. Thesi 
fears are being allayed by the positive responses from the churches whi 
have women as their ministers. 

CONSULTATIONS PLANNED: Emerging Roles of Women & Men: Partners I 
Ministry. To implement action authorized by the 1982 Annual Conference 
COSROW is planning six consultations in districts in 1 9 8 3 and si: 
consultations in 1984. The purpose of the consultations is to enabL 
United Metnodists in our churches to give positive leadership in churches 
homes, work during the time of change in many of the traditional divisioi 
of roles and responsibilities between men & women. 

BOOKLET PUBLISHED: The 24 page booklet "Journey of Women Toward Ordinatio, 
in the Uniteu Methodist Tradition" by the Rev. Carrie Parrish was printer 
in March and distributed in April. The purpose of the booklet was I 
illustrate and uplift the difficulties and progress women experience whe 
preparing for the ordained ministry. Copies were sent to COSROW members 
women clergy; Bishop Cannon and the Cabinet; seminaries; other annua 
conference COSROWs; UMW Presidents; Bishops across the U.S. Copies ar 
available from the Methodist Building, P.O. Box 10955, Raleigh, N.C. 2760 
for those interested. 

a survey to determine what type of employment benefits non-ordained loca 
church employees in our conference receive. Eventually it is hoped tha 
whether it be through the Reserve Pension Plan of the General Board 
Pensions or tnrough a plan worked out by the local church, non-ordaine 
fulltime employees will have suffient benefits. The information of th 
survey is explained in chart form, designed by John Brooks. 

Helen Crotwell, Chairperson 

Bishop Cannon and delegates, Thank you for the privilege of workin 
with this Commission on the Status and Role of Women from the beginnin 
when Bishop Blackburn called some of us together to begin the work 
organizing it for this conference. 

I would like to express our thanks to you Bishop Cannon and to th 
Cabinet and to Ernie Porter for your helpful support and to give a ver 
special word of appreciation to those who no longer will be working wit 
COSROW - Reggie Ponder, our DS , Beanie Kelly, our staff person, and Robbi 
Barrett our incredibly efficient secretary. 

As a Commission we are always faced with more issues than we ca 
responsibly work with as we fulfill the mandate given to us by Genera 
Conference to be a montor, advocate and catalist to ensure full and equa 
participation of women in all levels of the ministry of our church. 

You will find our reports in the Program and Recommendations bookie 
on page 18 and on page 30, our policy recommendations concerning benefit 
for non-ordained full time staff members; and the strengthening leadershi 
of the lay and clergy Ethibic Minorities women in the church and th 
important provision of child care for conference and local church events. 

In our January Workshops with the PPRC, we learned that the majo 
limitations to the acceptance of women and Ethnic minorities as minister 
was fear - fear of the unknown, fear that membership and giving woul 
decrease. These fears are being overcome through the good work of ou 
bishop and cabinet, as well as the grapevine which reports the positiv 
experience of churches who have accepted women. We are pleased that w 
have moved from we will accept a woman as a minister - to asking fo 
specific women to be appointed to your church. We have come a long way 
that's worth an Amen and Hallelujah. 

Note the important consultations on "Emerging Roles of Women: Men and 
jUomen Partners in Ministry" which are planned for the next two years. We 
[ire especially pleased that the leadership teams for this worksnops will 
[include in each district, the D.S., as well as a women clergy, and a lay 
Ifan and lay woman recommended by the Board of the Laity. 

Those of you who would like a copy of that phamplet written by Carrie 
[farrish "Journey of Women Toward Ordination" will find copies on tables out 
line entrance to the auditorium. We sent copies to the Bishops, seminaries, 
Ijkna the General ana Annual Conference COSROWs and are grateful with the 
Positive response we are receiving. 

You are aware of the growing number of competent and dedicated women 
Ministers we have in this conference. We have done what some of you said 
would never be done. Rather than vie-ingg against each other to be a 
candidate for General and Jurisdictional Conferences we are united in our 
Support, knowing whoever is elected represents all of us. We celebrate the 
"act that Ruth Harper, our first woman to go, now joins, Stella Hill, the 
[first lay woman to be elected to General Conference from this Conference. 

We and COSROW have worked closely with the Ethnic Minority members of 
Bhis conference lay ana clergy. I have asked Joe Bethea to call together 
.,he women and ethnic minority ministers for fellowship and conversation 
Lbout our common ministry. 

I want to say as strongly as possible what I hope you know by our 
Actions: As lay and ordained women, we do not live in isolation, we are 
lot over against all of you men. We thank you for sharing in our struggles 
md for your good advice and support and your patience when we remind you 
pf issues which divide us. 

We celebrate the pluralism within our women, as well as within our 
[conference and give thanks for our diversity in worship, music, culture and 
Ln our methods of decision making - think that is called politics. 

We are confident that when we are obedient to our Lora Jesus Christ we 
/ill be on in our mission and our ministry, men and women, lay and 
jrdained, black, Native American and Caucasian. We are indeed one in our 
abedient service to God. 


SE FAITHFUL: The Committee has tried to be responsive to the CCOM and at 
ohe same time the Committee has tried to be responsible for the 
Implementation of the Missional Priority. 

ccepts the definition that a Missional Priority, is a response to a 

:ritical need in God's world with global implications which calls for UMC's 

lassive and sustained effort through primary attention ana ordering and 
eoraering program and budget at every level of the church. (Paragraph 

303.8, 1980 Book of Discipline ) 

[committee has assisted, in the main, Black and Native American 
:ongregations in their struggles to fulfill their mission and ministry in 

heir places of existence. Some of the tasks that have been planned, 

upported and/or implemented by the Committee follows: 

1 . A workshop on ministerial recruitment and enlistment of ethnic 
ministers and Christian education workers. 

2. A workshop on worship in the local church. 

3. A workshop on Christian education. 

4. Affirmed and supported the goal and process of getting two 
Christian education workers related to Black and Native American 

5. Affirmed and supported building programs among the ethnic minority 
congregations . 

6. Support ways and means of getting the priority across to all the 
local church members through cooperative efforts of all the 
agencies, committees and boards of the conference. The Conference 
Convocation, which was held in Goldsboro in September, 1982, was a 
great success, bringing more than 600 persons together in a 
conscious awareness session. 

7. Planned for slide promotion at Annual Conference. 


COMMITTEE: To insured good stewardship and proper accountability, the 
Committee designed an instrument by which local congregations may apply for 
and evaluate EMLC proposals. The design is now operative in our conference 
witn funding requests being first brought before the EMLC Committee and 
discussed on the basis of merit. They are then directed to the CCOM for 
funding. Sixteen such projects have been approved as of February 11, 198< 
by CCOM with funds to come from 30$ Missional Priority Fund that remain in 
our Conference. 

Jimmy F. Cummings, Chairperson 

EMLC Committee Report 

Bishop Cannon, colleagues, Lay delegates and friends of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference, it is with great pride and dignity I report tc 
you the wholistic endeavors of the EMLC Committee during the 1982-82 
Conference year. 

First of all, it must be understood that the task of the E-M-L-C 
Committee is to keep before this Annual Conference or any other Conference 
the importance of Ethnic Minorities. It is not our task to make policies 
or to implement programs, but to enable the Ethnic Minorities of this 
Annual Conference to acclaim their personhood in Jesus Christ. Pau.1 
conveyed a significant message to the church at Galatia that is relevant tc 
twentietn century Christendom, and what I interpret to have specia] 
importance to Ethnic Minorities. He said, "for in Christ Jesus you are all 
sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized intc 
Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither 
slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are one in Christ 
Jesus" (Gal. 3:25-28). From a Biblical perspective, "Every barrier is 
swept away. No special claims, no special disabilities exist in Christ 
Jesus." The distinctions of religious cast, of social rank, the natural 
distinction of sex are banished. J. B. Lightfoot says it so well, "One 
heart beats in all: One mind guides all: One life is lived by all." As 
co-workers in Christ the North Carolina Annual Conference can take pride ir 
her ethnic constituency. 

In his book Release Fxojn Fear and Anxiety , Cecil Osborne tells the 
story of the small boy who was told by his father one dark night to go anc 
get the broom just outside the back door. The boy said, "I'm afraid. It's 
dark out tnere." His father replied, "don't be afraid, son. The Lord's 
out there, and He'll not let anything happen to you." Where upon the boj 
went to the back door, looked out rather timomously, and said, "Lord, il 
you're out there, will you please hand me the broom?" I am convinced that 
God has placed the dignity of humanity in the hands of the church. There, 
we must respond in good faith to the single-missioned priority of the 
1980-84 quardrennium - the developing and strengthening of the Ethnic 
Minority Local Church. 

Secondly, the EMLC Committee of the Conference Council on Ministries 
has been faithful to its task. At the local church level we celebrate oui 
multi-ethnic diversity. We have been responsive to the CCOM anc 
responsible in implementing the Missional Priority. The local churches oi 
this Annual Conference have enabled the E-M-L-C Committee and the Ethnic 
Minorities of the Conference to acclaim and affirm the redemptive 
fellowship of Jesus Christ by responding through the MissionaJ 
Apportionment. As a result of these endeavors some growth has taken place. 

Thirdly, the EMLC Committee has functioned in varied ways: 

( 1 ) We have been responsible stewards with EMLC funds. 

(2) Been a support group to the CCOM 

(3) Planned a joint Missional Education tour to the Global Board 09 
Ministries, National Division, Board of Church and Society, anc 
the General Commission on Religion and Race in July of 1983. 

(4) Set up a scholarship to be made available for student pastors ir 
seminary who are faced with emergency crisises. 

(5) Drafted letters calling to the attention of the Resident Bishop ol 
the Raleigh Area, and Personnel Committee of the Conference 
Council on Ministries, that there should be a continuation ol 
Ethnic presence in the cabinet and Conference Council or 
Ministries staff. 

Finally, all is not well with Ethnic Minority constituency of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference. Since therefore, the EMLC Committee tasl 
is to keep before our conference the Missional Priority and not to make 
policies nor to implement programs, we hereby call upon the North Carolina 
Annual Conference to be sensitive to the needs, concerns and endeavors ol 

;,he Ethnic Minorities in this Conference. Therefore we propose a 
resolution for conference action and implementation. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Sam Wynn 

EMLC Committee Member 


Whereas, the General Conference has mandated ethnic representation and 
.nclusion at every level in the life of the church as stated in the Social 
'rinciples, Paragraph 72, A: 

"Racism plagues and cripples our growth in Christ, in as much 
as it is antithetical to the gospel itself. Therefore, we 
reject racism in every form and affirm the worth of all 
persons" And as stated further in the Book of Resolutions of 
the 1980 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, 
page 40-42. 

"We affirm the 1976 General Conference Statement on the United 
Methodist Church and Race, which states unequivocally: By 
biblical and theological precept, by law of the Church, by 
General Conference pronouncement and by episcopal expression, 
the matter is clear. With respect to race, the aim of the 
United Methodist Church is nothing less than an inclusive 
church in an inclusive society. The United Methodist Church, 
therefore, calls upon all its people to perform those faithful 
deeds of love and justice in both church and community that 
will bring this aim into reality. 


that our struggle for justice must be based on new attitudes, 
new understandings, and new relationships and must be reflected 
in the laws, policies, structures and practices of both church 
and state. 

We commit ourselves within the United Methodist Church to 
eliminate all forms of institutional racism in the total 
ministry of the Church, giving special attention to those 
institutions which we support, beginning with their appointment 
ana employment policies. 

Whereas, the North Carolina Annual Conference does have a large 
constituency of Blacks and Native Americans and a growing presence of 
Hispanics and Asians; and, 

Whereas, the North Carolina Annual Conference has benefited from 
^ethnic leadership on the General, Annual Conference, District and Local 
(Church Levels and that there is a new optimism growing among the ethnic 
'clergy and laity; we believe that the Ethnic Minority Local Church has made 
tremendous impact in evangelism, stewardship and ministerial recruitment; 

Whereas, the Ethnic Minority Local Church Committee is called upon to 
raise the level of awareness of the ethnic presence, strengths, needs and 
concerns for inclusion at every level of decision making of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference and has petitioned the resident bishop and the 
Conference Council on Ministries; and 

Whereas, the ethnic caucauses have petitioned the resident bishop of 
tne North Carolina Annual Conference, with the Cabinet and Cabinet Members 
and the Personnel Committee of the Conference Council on Ministries 
concerning appointment and employment of ethnic representation on tne 
Cabinet and the Conference Council on Ministries, 

Whereas, there are qualified ethnic lay and clergy in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference who could provide exemplary services in these 

Therefore, be it resolved that the N.C. Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church does request and urge the appointment of a minority 
[person to the office of District Superintendent by the resident Bishop and 
[the Cabinet no later than Annual Conference 1984, and that this policy be 

! maintained; and that the Charter of the Council on Ministries of the N.C. 
Annual Conference of United Methodist Church be amended to read that : "A 

minority person(s) be appointed or employed on the support staff and that a 
minority person(s) be appointed to the professional staff no later than the 
Annual Conference of 1984 and that this policy be maintained." 



JUNE 6, 1983 

WHEREAS, the General Conference has mandated Native American 
Ministries be given a high priority during the 1980-1984 Quadrennium; and, 

WHEREAS, the Native American Church is a vibrant and growinfg part of 
this pluralistic North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist 
Church; and, 

WHEREAS, the Native American has been a part of North Carolina 
Methodism for more than one hundred years, but has never been represented 
in the District Superintendency ; and, 

WHEREAS, we do, now, have ordained Native American United Methodist 
ministers in or North Carolina Conference whom we support and strong 
confidence that they could and would supply effective pastoral and 
administrative leadship; and, 

WHEREAS, the Native American churches have adoped resulutionsi 
petitioning the Resident Bishop of the North Carolina Annual Conference an;, 
the Cabinet to ap